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Astronaut Scott Carpenter practices in the ALFA trainer at Langley

Project Mercury Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter practices in the Air Lubricated Free Attitude (ALFA) trainer located at NASA's Manned Spacecraft Center at Langley AFB, Virginia. This trainer allows the astronaut to see the image of the earth's surface at his feet while manually controlling the spacecraft.

Catalog Date: 04 May 1962
Film Type: 4x5 BW
NASA image: S62-01145

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