Friendship 7 Lift Off at the Launch Pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 14
Friendship 7 Lift Off
Cape Canaveral (Fla.)
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (Fla.)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
Project Mercury (U.S.)
Friendship 7 (Spacecraft)
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.
Original black and white photographic print, February 20, 1962: Private Collection of Dr. Calvin D. Fowler.
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.
1 black and white photographic print
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 14 Launch Site, Cape Canaveral, Florida
Originally owned by Dr. Calvin D. Fowler.
Copyright to this resource is held by Dr. Calvin D. Fowler and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.
"MERCURY PROJECT SUMMARY (NASA SP-45)." National Aeronautics and Space Administration. http://history.nasa.gov/SP-45/ch5.htm.