Friendship 7 Lift Off at the Launch Pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 14

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Title

Friendship 7 Lift Off at the Launch Pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 14

Alternative Title

Friendship 7 Lift Off

Subject

Cape Canaveral (Fla.)
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (Fla.)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
NASA
Project Mercury (U.S.)
Friendship 7 (Spacecraft)

Description

John Glenn's (b. 1921) Mercury-Atlas vehicle (MA-6) lifting off the launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 14 (LC-14) on February 20, 1962. This was the first manned flight of a Mercury-Atlas spacecraft, which occurred after a few delays. Glenn would become the first American to orbit the Earth. Glenn was later feted in parades from Cocoa Beach, Florida, to New York City, New York.

Source

Original black and white photographic print, February 20, 1962: Private Collection of Dr. Calvin D. Fowler.

Date Created

1962-02-20

Contributor

Fowler, Calvin D.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original black and white photographic print, February 20, 1962.

Is Part Of

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

Format

image/jpg

Extent

180 KB

Medium

1 black and white photographic print

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

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 PROJECT SUMMARY (NASA SP-45)." National Aeronautics and Space Administration. http://history.nasa.gov/SP-45/ch5.htm.

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