Dr. Calvin D. Fowler Using Periscope at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 14 Blockhouse

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Title

Dr. Calvin D. Fowler Using Periscope at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 14 Blockhouse

Alternative Title

Dr. Fowler Using Periscope at Launch Complex 14

Subject

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

Description

Launch Conductor Dr. Calvin D. Fowler posed for these publicity photographs on May 2, 1962, leading up to the launch of the Aurora 7 Mercury-Atlas 7 orbital mission, manned by Commander Scott Carpenter (1925-2013). These images are part of a series of publicity stills by General Dynamics/Astronautics division, the company responsible for Project Mercury vehicles and their launches, that were typically distributed to the media for their use. While in the blockhouse, the only way Dr. Fowler had any way of directly viewing the launchpad was through one of four periscopes. This allowed for quick direct and safe observations of the launch vehicle as it sat on the pad.

Source

Original black and white photographic print, May 2, 1962: Private Collection of Dr. Calvin D. Fowler.

Date Created

1962-05-02

Contributor

Fowler, Calvin D.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original black and white photographic print, May 2, 1962.

Is Part Of

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

Format

image/jpg

Extent

138 KB
139 KB

Medium

2 black and white photographic prints

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 published by the General Dynamics Corporation.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by General Dynamics Corporation and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Michlowitz, Robert
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"Aurora 7 MA-7 (24)". John F. Kennedy Space Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. http://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/history/mercury/ma-7/ma-7.htm.

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