A Great Trip in a Sweet Bird

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Title

A Great Trip in a Sweet Bird

Alternative Title

A Great Trip in a Sweet Bird

Subject

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

Description

A newspaper article published by The Plattsburgh Press-Republican on October 4, 1962. Dr. Calvin D. Fowler was the manager of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 14 during the final three launches of Project Mercury. In this newspaper photograph, he is shown sitting at the Launch Conductor's console in the blockhouse at Launch Complex 14 (LC-14), launching Wally Schirra (1923-2007)'s Mercury-Atlas rocket, named Sigma 7, into space. Dr. Fowler would go on to do the same for Gordon Cooper (1927-2004).

Source

Original newspaper article: "A Great Trip in a Sweet Bird." The Plattsburgh Press-Republican, Vol. LXIX, no. 45, October 4, 1962: Private Collection of Dr. Calvin D. Fowler.

Date Created

1962-10-04

Contributor

Fowler, Calvin D.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original newspaper article: "A Great Trip in a Sweet Bird." The Plattsburgh Press-Republican, Vol. LXIX, No. 45, October 4, 1962.

Is Part Of

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

Format

application/pdf

Extent

126 KB

Medium

1 newspaper article

Language

eng

Type

Text

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 published by The Plattsburgh Press-Republican.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by The Press Republican and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Michlowitz, Robert
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"Sigma 7 MA-8 (25)." John F. Kennedy Space Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. http://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/history/mercury/ma-8/ma-8.htm.

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