Astronaut Gordon Cooper and Dr. Calvin D. Fowler Signing Rocket

Dublin Core

Title

Astronaut Gordon Cooper and Dr. Calvin D. Fowler Signing Rocket

Alternative Title

Astronaut Cooper and Dr. Fowler Signing Rocket

Subject

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

Description

Gordon Cooper (1927-2004) and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 14 launch manager Dr. Calvin D. Fowler sign the Atlas rocket, which would launch Faith 7 into orbit. Dr. Fowler and Cooper were at the General Dynamics/Astronautics factory in San Diego, California, to accept the Atlas booster. Cooper was to be the final astronaut of Project Mercury, as it paved the way for Project Gemini. Dr. Fowler would manage the spacecraft preparation and ignite the Atlas launch vehicle. Cooper would become, for a short time, the space endurance record holder.

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

194 KB
173 KB

Medium

2 black and white photographic prints

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

General Dynamics/Astronautics Factory, San Diego, California
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 14, Cape Canaveral, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government 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.

Transcript

WATER [illegible]

[illegible] PROJECT MERCURY [illegible]

LAUNCH THIS WAY
LAUNCH THIS WAY
Gordon Cooper
Pilot
OK[?] C. Fowler

Locations

Categories