Astronaut Wally Schirra

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Title

Astronaut Wally Schirra

Alternative Title

Astronaut Wally Schirra

Subject

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

Description

Wally Schirra (1923-2007) was the fifth American astronaut in space and the third to orbit the Earth. On October 3, 1962, Dr. Calvin D. Fowler, who was the manager and launch conductor for Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 14 (LC-14), confirmed a go for launch with the Project Mercury team in the launch complex's blockhouse and pressed the button to ignite the Mercury-Atlas rocket named Sigma 7. After his successful flight, U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Schirra thanked Dr. Fowler for his efforts with a signed photograph.

Source

Original 8 x 10 color photographic print: Private Collection of Dr. Calvin D. Fowler.

Date Created

ca. 1962

Contributor

Fowler, Calvin D.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 8 x 10 color photographic print.

Is Part Of

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

Format

image/jpg

Extent

231 KB

Medium

8 x 10 color photographic print

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.
"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.

Transcript

Thanks again for the GOOD GO!
Cal - I'll flip you for
lunch anytime - you come[?] -
Wa;;y

UNITED
STATES

NASA
W. M. SCHIRRA

ASTRONAUT WALTER SCHIRRA

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