Mercury-Atlas Press Release

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Title

Mercury-Atlas Press Release

Alternative Title

Mercury-Atlas Press Release

Subject

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
NASA
Project Mercury (U.S.)
Astronauts--United States
General Dynamics/Astronautics
Cooper, Leroy Gordon, 1927-2004
Cooper, Gordon, 1927-2004

Description

A press release announcing that astronaut Gordon Cooper (1927-2004) was at the General Dynamics/Astronautics plant in San Diego, California, to inspect the Atlas rocket that would carry his Mercury mission into orbit. Also in attendance was Dr. Cal Fowler (1929-2013), who was the Launch Complex 14 manager and launch conductor at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The press release noted that Cooper was the first Mercury-Atlas astronaut to inspect the vehicle at the plant. Cooper would later ride the Mercury-Atlas vehicle into orbit on May 15, 1963, and circle the Earth 22 and a half times.

Source

Original 1-page typewritten press release, May 1963: Private Collection of Dr. Calvin D. Fowler.

Date Created

ca. 1963-05

Contributor

Fowler, Calvin "Cal" D.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 1-page typewritten press release, May 1963.

Is Part Of

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

Format

application/pdf

Extent

206 KB

Medium

1-page typewritten press release

Type

Still Image

Coverage

General Dynamics/Aeronautics, San Diego, California

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

"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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Original Format

1-page typewritten press release

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