Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 14 Blockhouse

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Title

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 14 Blockhouse

Alternative Title

Launch Complex 14 Blockhouse

Subject

Cape Canaveral (Fla.)
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (Fla.)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
NASA
Project Mercury (U.S.)

Description

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 14 (LC-14), where some of the United States' first astronauts were launched into space, had a heavily built concrete and steel blockhouse which housed the actual rocket firing button. This blockhouse was built to withstand a rocket exploding on or close to the launchpad, which can seen in the background of the third photograph. Two months before Leroy "Gordo" Gordon Cooper, Jr.'s flight on the Mercury-Atlas rocket named Faith 7, the launch site stood ready.

Source

Original black and white photographic prints, March 15, 1963: Private Collection of Dr. Calvin D. Fowler.

Date Created

1963-03-15

Contributor

Fowler, Calvin D.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original black and white photographic prints, March 15, 1963.

Is Part Of

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

Format

image/jpg

Extent

72.6 KB
125 KB
128 KB

Medium

3 black and white photographic prints

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 14 Blockhouse, 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

"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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