Rocket Monitoring and Launch Workstations at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 14 Blockhouse
Workstations at Launch Complex 14 Blockhouse
Cape Canaveral (Fla.)
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (Fla.)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
Project Mercury (U.S.)
The Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 14 (LC-14) Blockhouse was where Mercury-Atlas rockets were launched using analog electronic equipment to monitor various aspects of the rocket. One might note that these Project Mercury workstations had no video screens, as there might be today, only analog gauges and meters to view conditions, as well as dials, switches, and buttons to issue commands to the rockets. This equipment was placed in electronics racks, similar to those used for computers in server rooms today, to save space and allow each workstation to have all the equipment to accomplish its function.
Original black and white photographic print: Private Collection of Dr. Calvin D. Fowler.
Fowler, Calvin D.
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Digital reproduction of original black and white photographic print.
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Dr. Calvin Fowler Collection, Florida Space Coast History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
1 black and white photographic print
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 14 Blockhouse, Cape Canaveral, Florida
Originally owned by Dr. Calvin D. Fowler.
Copyright to this resource is held by Dr. Calvin D. Fowler and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.
"Project Mercury Overview." John F. Kennedy Space Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. http://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/history/mercury/mercury-overview.htm.