Astronauts' Biggest 'Booster': Button Pusher with Prime Job

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Title

Astronauts' Biggest 'Booster': Button Pusher with Prime Job

Alternative Title

Astronauts' Biggest 'Booster'

Subject

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

Description

A newspaper article by Peter Reich published in The Chicago's American. The article provides a contemporaneous account of Dr. Calvin D. Fowler, manager of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 14 (LC-14) and launch conductor, whose job was launching astronaut Gordon Cooper into space on a Project Mercury rocket.

Creator

Reich, Peter

Source

Original newspaper article: Reich, Peter. "Astronauts' Biggest 'Booster': Button Pusher with Prime Job." The Chicago's American, May 9, 1963: Private Collection of Dr. Calvin D. Fowler.

Date Created

1963-05-09

Contributor

Fowler, Calvin D.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original newspaper article: Reich, Peter. "Astronauts' Biggest 'Booster': Button Pusher with Prime Job." The Chicago's American, May 9, 1963.

Is Part Of

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

Format

application/pdf

Extent

165 KB

Medium

1 newspaper article

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 14, Cape Canaveral, Florida
General Dynamics/Astronautics, San Diego, California

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Peter Reich and published by The Chicago's American.

Rights Holder

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

Curator

Michlowitz, Robert
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"Faith 7 MA-9 (26)." John F. Kennedy Space Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. http://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/history/mercury/ma-9/ma-9.htm.

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1 newspaper article

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