Letter from Alan Shepard to Dr. Calvin D. Fowler (August 2, 1963)

Dublin Core

Title

Letter from Alan Shepard to Dr. Calvin D. Fowler (August 2, 1963)

Alternative Title

Letter from Shepard to Dr. Fowler (Aug. 2, 1963)

Subject

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

Description

After Gordon Cooper (1927-2004)'s Mercury-Atlas 9 mission (MA-9), Alan Shepard's (1923-1998) scheduled Project Mercury's Mercury-Atlas 10 mission (MA-10) was canceled. Shepard wrote to Dr. Calvin D. Fowler, the manager and the Launch Conductor for Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 14 (LC-14), to express his appreciation for some photographs that he had sent, and also to express his regrets about the cancellation of MA-10.

Creator

Shepard, Alan

Source

Original 1-page typewritten letter from Alan Shepard to Dr. Calvin D. Fowler, August 2, 1963: Private Collection of Dr. Calvin D. Fowler.

Date Created

1963-08-02

Contributor

Fowler, Calvin D.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original letter from Alan Shepard to Dr. Calvin D. Fowler, August 2, 1963.

Is Part Of

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

Format

image/jpg

Extent

140 KB

Medium

1-page typewritten letter on Headquarters Space Systems Division, Air Force Systems Command, United States Air Force letterhead

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Manned Spacecraft Center, Houston, Texas
Convair/Astronautics, Mission Training Center, Port Canaveral, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Alan Shepard and 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.

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Original Format

1-page typewritten letter on Headquarters Space Systems Division, Air Force Systems Command, United States Air Force letterhead

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