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As NASA prided itself with its training and readiness exercises, with the hopes of preparing its astronauts for any occurrence, Jungle and Desert Survival Training was required by all newly selected astronauts. This experience was to prepare them in case their spacecraft was thrown off course and they landed deep inside one of the worlds many jungles or desserts.

However I open this special gallery with a few early shots of the Slide Wire Emergency Egress System.  A few of my favourite astronauts are seen in training on this very technological escape system.

 

 

 

Slide Wire Training At The Cape

 

 

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Slide Wire Training At Pad 19 #1

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA No.  104-KSC-65C-8681

23 November 1965

Slide Wire Training At Pad 19 with Mr Raguso.

Left to right we see James Lovell, Frank Borman, Michael Collins and Ed white during Slide Wire Training Exercises.

This fine vintage NASA glossy photograph is in very good condition.

 

 

 

 

 

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Slide Wire Training At Pad 19 #2

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA No.  104-KSC-65C-8689

23 November 1965

Slide Wire Training At Pad 19 with Mr Raguso.

Left to right we see James Lovell, Frank Borman, Michael Collins and Ed white during Slide Wire Training Exercises.

This fine vintage NASA glossy photograph is in very good condition.

 

 

 

 

 

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Slide Wire Training At Pad 19 #3

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA No.  104-KSC-65C-8693

23 November 1965

Slide Wire Training At Pad 19 with Mr Raguso.

Here we have a full length view up the Slide Wire to the top of Pad 19 with Collins and White on the left.

This fine vintage NASA glossy photograph is in very good condition.

 

 

 

 

 

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Ron Evans On Slide Wire

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA No.  S-69-27074

15 August 1968

Astronaut Ron Evans, a member of the Apollo 8 support team, leaving training tower and on wire during slide wire escape test.

This fine vintage NASA glossy photograph is in very good condition.

 

 

 

 

 

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Mobil Launcher Slide Wire Demonstration #3

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA No.  S-69-27074

25 January 1969

1969 now and we are ready for the first human test run of the Slide Wire Escape System at the top of the Mobile Launcher that will be used for the Apollo 9 mission.

Here we are at the end of the ride with all of NASA's key officials on the hill watching. Stuart Roosa, Art Porcher, Chuck Billing and the six dummies made the trip in very good order.

The live passengers are egressing the carriage via a knotted rope.

This fine vintage NASA glossy photograph is in very good condition.

 

 

 

 

 

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Slide Wire Demonstration At Pad 34

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA No.  S-68-53723

16 October 1968

Its now 1968 and we see Jim Ragusa making the first ever manned run of the Slide Wire Escape System for the top of Pad 34.

This fine vintage NASA glossy photograph is in very good condition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mobil Launcher Slide Wire Demonstration #1

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA No.  69-H-153

25 January 1969

1969 now and we are ready for the first human test run of the Slide Wire Escape System at the top of the Mobile Launcher that will be used for the Apollo 9 mission.

Ready for the ride is, L-R, NASA Safety Rep. Chuck Billings, Astronaut Stuart Roosa and Design Engineering Rep. Art Porcher along with six full size dummies.

This fine vintage NASA glossy photograph is in very good condition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mobil Launcher Slide Wire Demonstration #2

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA No.  S-69-27076

25 January 1969

1969 now and we are ready for the first human test run of the Slide Wire Escape System at the top of the Mobile Launcher that will be used for the Apollo 9 mission.

Here we are at the end of the ride with all of NASA's key officials on the hill watching. Stuart Roosa, Art Porcher, Chuck Billing and the six dummies made the trip in very good order.

This fine vintage NASA glossy photograph is in very good condition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panama Jungle Survival

 

 

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First 16 Astronauts Survival Training

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  NO.   63-Astronauts-104

6 June 1963

NASA's sixteen astronauts participate in tropic survival training from June 3 the June 6, 1963 at Albrook Air Force Base in the Panamal Canal Zone. Lovell is clearly seen on the left and we can see Grissom with White behind him and John Young is standing next to Grissom. I can just make out McDivitt's head behind the Canal Zone Ranger. Don't know who is trying on the palm branch hat.

This fine vintage black and white NASA photograph is in very good condition.

 

 

 

 

 

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Group 3 Astronauts In Panama

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA No.  64-Astro. Train-142

22 - 29 June 1964

15 astronauts, mostly Group 3, attend the Tropical Survival School in the Panama Canal Zone. You can see all your favourite Group 3 Astros in this shot.

This fine vintage NASA glossy photograph is in very good condition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Russell Schweikart And C C Williams

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA No.  64-Astro.Train-186

22 - 29 June 1964

Astronaut Jungle Survival School in the Panama Canal Zone June 1964.

Astronaut Russell Schweikart (right) offers C. C. Williams some palm tree hearts that he had cut from a tree during their week in the Canal Zone the week of 22 June 1964.

This fine vintage NASA glossy photograph is in very good condition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE: This is a NASA Reissue

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Glenn Cooper And Conrad In Jungle

10  x  8  Colour NASA Photograph

NASA No.   S-64-23502  Reissued

24 June 1964

John Glenn takes a picture of a small lizard held by Gordon Cooper as Pete Conrad looks on during the Panamanian jungle survival training.

This very fine colour NASA reissued photograph is in near mint condition. With the purple worm logo and text on the back.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panama Jungle Survival School

June 12 - 16,  1967

 

 

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Panama Survival School  #1

10  x  8  Colour Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA No.   S-67-34339

12 - 16 June 1967

A group of astronauts examine the craftsmanship of Indian natives during training at the Panama Jungle Survival School.

Left to right are, Don Lind, Jerry Hawkins (school commander), Al Worden, Stuart Roosa, Bruce McCandless, Vance Brand and John Bull.

This very fine vintage colour glossy NASA photograph is in near mint condition. Printed on heavy 'A Kodak Paper'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Panama Survival School  #2a

10  x  8  Colour Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA No.   S-67-35762

12 - 16 June 1967

Astronauts Stuart Roosa, foreground, and Al Worden cool their feet in a jungle stream during training at the Panama Jungle Survival School.

This very fine vintage colour glossy NASA photograph is in near mint condition. Printed on heavy 'A Kodak Paper'.

 

 

 

 

 

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Panama Survival School  #2

10  x  8  Colour Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA No.   S-67-34275

12 - 16 June 1967

Astronaut Jungle Survival School in the Panama Canal Zone June 1967.

Left to right are, Stuart Roosa, Thomas Mattingly and Al Worden seen building a lean-to.

This very fine vintage colour glossy NASA photograph is in near mint condition. Printed on heavy 'A Kodak Paper'.

 

 

 

 

 

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Panama Survival School  #3

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA No.  S-67-34514

12 - 16 June 1967

Astronaut Jungle Survival School in the Panama Canal Zone June 1967.

Al Worden and Stuart Roosa are putting the finishing touches on the lean-to that they started in the above photograph.

This fine vintage NASA glossy photograph is in very good condition.

 

 

 

 

 

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Panama Survival School  #4

10  x  8  Colour Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA No.   S-67-34358

12 - 16 June 1967

Astronaut Jungle Survival School in the Panama Canal Zone June 1967.

Some of our hero's are seen sampling the local fair served up on the traditional palm leaf.

Evens is seen in the middle with Roosa behind him. Irwin can just be seen above Evens.

This very fine vintage colour glossy NASA photograph is in near mint condition. Printed on heavy 'A Kodak Paper'.

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE: This is a NASA Reissue

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Schmitt And Mitchell In Survival School

10  x  8  Colour NASA Photograph

NASA No.   S-67-35779  Reissued

12 - 16 June 1967

Harrison Schmitt clowns around with Edgar Mitchell in class during training at the Panama Jungle Survival School.

This very fine colour NASA reissued photograph is in near mint condition. With the purple worm logo and text on the back.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Desert Survival Training At Pasco, Washington

August 7 - 11, 1967

 

 

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Desert Survival Training At Pasco  #1

10  x  8  Colour Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA No.  S-67-42019

7-11 August 1967

Astronaut Dessert Survival Training at Pasco, Washington August 7-11, 1967.

Left to right are Thomas Mattingly, Charles Duke and John Swigert.

This very fine vintage colour glossy NASA photograph is in near mint condition. Printed on heavy 'A Kodak Paper'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mattingly Survival Training At Pasco

10  x  8  Colour Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA No.  S-67-42011

7-11 August 1967

Ken Mattingly uses radio equipment to maintain contact with search aircraft during desert survival training.

This fine vintage colour glossy NASA photograph is in very good condition. Printed on heavy 'A Kodak Paper'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Swigert Survival Training At Pasco

10  x  8  Colour Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA No.  S-67-42015

7-11 August 1967

John L. Swigert wears desert garb made from parachute material during the desert survival training.

This very fine vintage colour glossy NASA photograph is in near mint condition. Printed on heavy 'A Kodak Paper'.

 

 

 

 

 

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Al Worden Survival Training At Pasco

10  x  8  Colour Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA No.  S-67-41953

7-11 August 1967Astronaut Alfred M. Worden uses a mirror to flash signal to search aircraft during desert survival training.

This very fine vintage colour glossy NASA photograph is in near mint condition. Printed on heavy 'A Kodak Paper'.

 

 

 

 

 

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Desert Survival Training At Pasco  #2

10  x  8  Colour Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA No.  S-67-41949

7-11 August 1967

Astronaut Dessert Survival Training at Pasco, Washington August 7-11, 1967.

Dr. James McGee shows Thomas Mattingly, Al Worden and John Swigert how to handle a non-poisonous snake.

This very fine vintage colour glossy NASA photograph is in near mint condition. Printed on heavy 'A Kodak Paper'.

 

 

 

 

 

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Desert Survival Training At Pasco  #3

10  x  8  Colour Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA No.  S-67-41977

7-11 August 1967

Astronaut Dessert Survival Training at Pasco, Washington August 7-11, 1967.

Al Worden, Gerald Carr, and Joe Engle examine rock found near their campsite during survival training.

This fine vintage colour glossy NASA photograph is in good condition. Printed on heavy 'A Kodak Paper'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Desert Survival Training At Pasco  #4

10  x  8  Colour Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA No.  S-67-41785

7-11 August 1967

Astronaut Dessert Survival Training at Pasco, Washington August 7-11, 1967.

Joe Engle, Gerald Carr and Al Worden stand beside their finished water still that they just made.

This very fine vintage colour glossy NASA photograph is in near mint condition. Printed on heavy 'A Kodak Paper'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Desert Survival Training At Pasco  #4a

10  x  8  Colour Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA No.  S-67-41951

7-11 August 1967

Astronaut Dessert Survival Training at Pasco, Washington August 7-11, 1967.

Al Worden and Gerald Carr maintain contact with search aircraft during their desert survival training.

This very fine vintage colour glossy NASA photograph is in near mint condition. Printed on heavy 'A Kodak Paper'.

 

 

 

 

 

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Desert Survival Training At Pasco #5

10  x  8  Colour Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA No.  S-67-41516

7-11 August 1967

Astronaut Dessert Survival Training at Pasco, Washington August 7-11, 1967.

James Irwin, Fred Haise and John Bull are seen making ropes from parachute material.

This very fine vintage colour glossy NASA photograph is in near mint condition. Printed on heavy 'A Kodak Paper'.

 

 

 

 

 

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Desert Survival Training At Pasco #6

10  x  8  Colour Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA No.  S-67-41513

7-11 August 1967

Astronaut Dessert Survival Training at Pasco, Washington August 7-11, 1967.

Fred Haise and John Bull braid strips of parachute material into ropes for survival clothing and other general uses.

This very fine vintage colour glossy NASA photograph is in near mint condition. Printed on heavy 'A Kodak Paper'.

 

 

 

 

 

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Desert Survival Training At Pasco #6A

10 x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA No.  S-67-41513

7-11 August 1967

Astronaut Dessert Survival Training at Pasco, Washington August 7-11, 1967.

Fred Haise and John Bull braid strips of parachute material into ropes for survival clothing and other general uses.

This fine vintage glossy NASA photograph is in very good condition.

 

 

 

 

 

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Desert Survival Training At Pasco #7

10  x  8  Colour Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA No.  S-67-41514

7-11 August 1967

Astronaut Dessert Survival Training at Pasco, Washington August 7-11, 1967.

James Irwin is seen cutting strips of parachute material for braiding used in making protective garb during the training.

This very fine vintage colour glossy NASA photograph is in near mint condition. Printed on heavy 'A Kodak Paper'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geology Training In Iceland

July 2 - 8, 1967

 

 

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Geology Training In Iceland

10  x  8  Colour Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA No.  S-67-37465

2-8 July 1967

Astronauts Jack Lousma and John Swigert are seen with Dr. Alfred Chidester during geology training in Iceland.

This very fine vintage colour glossy NASA photograph is in near mint condition. Printed on heavy 'A Kodak Paper'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Desert Survival Training At Pasco, Washington

August 1969

 

 

 

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Desert Survival Training At Pasco 1969

10  x  8  Colour Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA No.  S-69-42742

5 August 1969

Scientist Astronaut Karl G. Henise is seen with a toad caught during his desert survival training.

This fine vintage colour glossy NASA photograph is in near mint condition. Printed on heavy 'A Kodak Paper'.

 

 

 

 

 

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England Musgrave & Henise At Pasco 1969

10  x  8  Colour Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA No.  S-69-42720

5 August 1969

NASA's scientist-astronauts and a Air Force specialist are pictured during desert survival training near Pasco, Washington. The men are inspecting a parachute that will be used as a shelter. 

L-R the astronauts are; Anthony England, Story Musgrave and Karl Henise.

This fine vintage colour glossy NASA photograph is in near mint condition. Printed on heavy 'A Kodak Paper'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jungle Survival Training - Albrook AFB, Panama

August 1969

For Our Scientist Astronauts

 

 

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Jungle Survival School At Albrook AFB #1

10  x  8  Colour Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA No.  S-69-53628

August 1969

Astronaut survival training at the U.S. Air Force Tropic Survival School in the Panama Canal Zone August 1969.

Scientist Astronauts William Lenoir and Story Musgrave are seen after just completing building their shelter which they will sleep in that night.

This fine vintage colour glossy NASA photograph is in very good condition. Printed on heavy 'A Kodak Paper'.

 

 

 

 

 

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Jungle Survival School At Albrook AFB #2

10  x  8  Colour Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA No.  S-69-53631

August 1969

Astronaut survival training at the U.S. Air Force Tropic Survival School in the Panama Canal Zone August 1969.

Scientist Astronauts William Lenoir and Story Musgrave are seen relaxing under their newly built lean-to during their training.

This fine vintage colour glossy NASA photograph is in very good condition, near mint. Printed on heavy 'A Kodak Paper'.

 

 

 

 

 

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Jungle Survival School At Albrook AFB #3

10  x  8  Colour Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA No.  S-69-53630

August 1969

Five Scientist Astronaut survival training at the U.S. Air Force Tropic Survival School in the Panama Canal Zone August 1969.

Five scientist astronauts are seen practicing with life rafts and life preservers during their jungle survival training. Pictured in the water are William Lenoir, Joe Allen, Don Holmquest, Philip Chapman and Story Musgrave.

This fine vintage colour glossy NASA photograph is in very good condition. Printed on heavy 'A Kodak Paper'.

 

 

 

 

 

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Jungle Survival School At Albrook AFB #4

10  x  8  Colour Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA No.  S-69-53629

August 1969

Five Scientist Astronaut survival training at the U.S. Air Force Tropic Survival School in the Panama Canal Zone August 1969.

Scientist astronauts Philip Chapman and Joe Allen are pictured in dense jungle during their survival training.

This fine vintage colour glossy NASA photograph is in very good condition. Printed on heavy 'A Kodak Paper'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other  Training

 

 

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Engle And Schweickart Underwater Training

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA No.  S-67-30095

May 1967

Joe Engle and Russell Schweickart climb from the pool at Key West Florida during underwater training.

This fine vintage glossy NASA photograph is in very good condition.

 

 

 

 

 

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Engle And Schweickart Underwater Training #2

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA No.  S-67-30094

May 1967

Joe Engle and Russell Schweickart climb from the pool at Key West Florida during underwater training.

This fine vintage glossy NASA photograph is in very good condition.

 

 

 

 

 

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Parachute Water Drop Training

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA No.  S-68-34015

28 May 1968

An unidentified astronaut prepares to land in Lake Texoma during survival training. Trainees are lifted over the lake on open parachutes, and allowed to drop into the water despite the no swimming notice :o)

This fine vintage glossy NASA photograph is in very good condition.

 

 

 

 

 

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