Time Capsule Placed at Mercury 7 Monument

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Title

Time Capsule Placed at Mercury 7 Monument

Alternative Title

Mercury 7Time Capsule

Subject

Cape Canaveral (Fla.)
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (Fla.)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
NASA
Project Mercury (U.S.)
Marine Corps
Monuments--United States

Description

The time capsule is located at the Mercury 7 Monument, which was placed at the entrance to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 14 (LC-14). Contents of the time capsule are said to include John Glenn's (b. 1921) Marine Corps pilot wings, capsule blueprints, and photographic film documentation. Standing to the head of the site is a sculpture of the emblem of Project Mercury. The "7" signifies the original 7 Mercury astronauts, known as the Original Seven and Astronaut Group 1. The astronauts were Alan Shepard (1923-1998), Gus Grissom (1926-1967), John Glenn, Scott Carpenter (1925-2013), Wally Schirra (1923-2007), Gordon Cooper (1927-2004), and Deke Slayton.

The marker, which was not in place when the photograph was taken, quotes President John F. Kennedy (1917-1963): "One of the most complex tasks ever presented to man in this country...the achievement of manned flight in orbit around the Earth." President Kennedy requested that the time capsule be opened 500 years, hence in 2464.

Source

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

Date Created

ca. 1964

Contributor

Fowler, Calvin D.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original black and white photographic print.

Is Part Of

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

Format

image/jpg

Extent

140 KB
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Medium

4 black and white photographic prints

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Mercury 7 Monument, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, 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

"Mercury 7 Monument - Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida." Waymarking. http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMH6RN_Mercury_7_Monument_Cape_Canaveral_Air_Force_Station_Florida.
"The Mercury Monument outside of Complex 14." The Rob Zone. http://www.robsv.com/cape/c14m.html.

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