Workstation Containing Analog Electronics in Rack at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 14 Blockhouse

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Title

Workstation Containing Analog Electronics in Rack at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 14 Blockhouse

Alternative Title

Analog Electronics at 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

Used during the launches of the Mercury-Atlas rocketsfrom the first American to orbit earth, John Glenn (b. 1921), to the last Project Mercury flight with Gordon Cooper (1927-2004), Jr.this was one of the workstations in the blockhouse at Launch Complex 14 (LC-14). Electronic equipment used in the LC-14 Blockhouse was placed in racks to maximize space utilization, similar to what one might see today in a computer server room. One main difference is that the electronics of Project Mercury era were analog rather than digital, and the displays and controls were analog as well, such as analog meters and knobs.

Source

Original black and white photographic print: Private Collection of Dr. Calvin D. Fowler.

Date Created

ca. 1962

Contributor

Fowler, Calvin D.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original black and white photographic print.

Is Part Of

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

Format

image/jpg

Extent

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Medium

9 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.

Transcript

NASA

SEQUENCE SYSTEM MONITOR
MCE 0727 REVA[?]

MOD-1

PANORAMIC
MERCURY INTERCOM
[?] MONITOR PANEL
SPECIAL INSTRUMENTATION (PRIMATE) CONTROL
NOBATRON[?]

VOLTS
LAMBDA
REGULATED POWER SUPPLY

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