President John F. Kennedy Touring Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 14

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Title

President John F. Kennedy Touring Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 14

Alternative Title

President Kennedy at Launch Complex 14

Subject

Cape Canaveral (Fla.)
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (Fla.)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
NASA
Launch complexes (Astronautics)--Florida
Project Mercury (U.S.)
Presidents--United States

Description

High-profile projects, such as Project Mercury, typically get a great deal of attention from Presidential Administrations. This presidential visit occurred on September 11, 1962, a month before the fifth Mercury flight. President John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) toured Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 14 (LC-14) the day before he travelled to Houston, Texas, and addressed an audience at Rice University to proclaim that "we choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard," thus beginning the American space program's effort to put humans on the Moon.

Source

Original black and white photographic print, September 11, 1962: Private Collection of Dr. Calvin D. Fowler.

Date Created

1962-09-11

Contributor

Fowler, Calvin D.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original black and white photographic print, September 11, 1962.

Is Part Of

Dr. Calvin Fowler Collection, Florida Space Coast History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

138 KB

Medium

1 black and white photographic print

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 14, Cape Canaveral, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally owned by Dr. Calvin D. Fowler.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Dr. Calvin D. Fowler and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Michlowitz, Robert
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"John F. Kennedy Moon Speech - Rice Stadium." Software, Robotics, and Simulation Division, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. http://er.jsc.nasa.gov/seh/ricetalk.htm.
Project Mercury Overview." John F. Kennedy Space Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. http://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/history/mercury/mercury-overview.htm.

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