Astronaut Gordon Cooper with Management Team at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 14

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Title

Astronaut Gordon Cooper with Management Team at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 14

Alternative Title

Astronaut Cooper at Launch Complex 14 with Management Team

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

In the first photograph, astronaut Gordon Cooper (1927-2004), pictured in the center, standing with National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) managers on the right and contractor managers on the left. Then men are pictured in front of the unassembled Mercury-Atlas vehicle at the launch site at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 14. B. G. MacNabb, General Dynamics/Astronautics director of operations, is standing on the far left.

When the Mercury 7 astronauts, such as Cooper, visited the launch site, they wore distinctively colored helmets so that they could be identified at a distance. Cooper, on such a visit before his flight, is viewing the unerected Atlas rocket from the gantry in the second photograph. The Atlas was America's first rocket capable of lifting a man into orbit. Faith 7's Atlas booster eventually lifted it into orbit, allowing Cooper to circle the Earth 22.5 times.

Source

Original black and white photographic print, April 1963: Private Collection of Dr. Calvin D. Fowler.

Date Created

ca. 1963-04

Contributor

Fowler, Calvin D.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original black and white photographic print, April 1963.

Is Part Of

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

Format

image/jpg

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Medium

4 color photographic prints

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 14 Launch Site, 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.

Transcript

B. G. MAC NABB[?] [illegible] G. COOPER NASA [illegible] C. FOWLER
GD
GENERAL DYNAMICS
ASTRONAUTICS
POD ACCSS

PILOT[?] GYROSCOPE[?[ GROUP[?]
UNITED STATES

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