Back in 1969, Time-Life Records released a collection of 6 double-sided 12" vinyl records documenting "the dramatic story of man's boldest venture — told in the voices of the men and women who lived it." The collection is chock full of radio transmissions and interviews with the astronauts, engineers, and chiefs of state involved in NASA's Mercury, Gemini and Apollo projects, but it also includes a 192-page book of jaw-dropping photographs that provide a visual chronicle of the space program.
Over at Sci-fi-o-rama, Kie has taken the initiative to scan some of these incredible images for your viewing pleasure. You'll find a few of them below, but you can check out the rest of them—along with further information about the collection of recordings—over at Sci-fi-o-rama.
A researcher observes a test subject's ability to reach and push spokes in order to determine how far away the space capsule's controls should be.
A time-lapse image of Gemini astronaut Gus Grissom seated within the Multiple Axis Space Test Inertia Facility (MASTIF), designed to teach astronauts how to tame a wily space capsule.
The Mercury Seven in some of the most awesome space suits ever conceived by NASA.
Gazing through a simulated capsule window situated beneath the dome of Morehead Planetarium, astronaut John Glenn learns to recognize the stars and constellations he'll use as navigation guides once reaching outer space.