Dr. Calvin D. Fowler Using Periscope at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 14 Blockhouse
Dr. Fowler Using Periscope at Launch Complex 14
Cape Canaveral (Fla.)
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (Fla.)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
Project Mercury (U.S.)
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.
Original black and white photographic print, May 2, 1962: Private Collection of Dr. Calvin D. Fowler.
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.
2 black and white photographic prints
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 14 Blockhouse, Cape Canaveral, Florida
Originally published by the General Dynamics Corporation.
"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.