Atlas Rocket Under Construction at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 14

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Title

Atlas Rocket Under Construction at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 14

Alternative Title

Atlas Rocket Under Construction

Subject

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

Description

In the final launch of Project Mercury, the Atlas launch vehicle sits on its side before being fully assembled and lifted vertically on the gantry. 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 astronaut Gordon Cooper (1927-2004) to circle the Earth 22 and a half 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

Extent

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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.
"Faith 7 MA-9 (26)." John F. Kennedy Space Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. http://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/history/mercury/ma-9/ma-9.htm.

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