Glenn's Rocket Found in Africa

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Title

Glenn's Rocket Found in Africa

Alternative Title

Glenn's Rocket Found in Africa

Subject

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
NASA
Project Mercury (U.S.)
Glenn, John, 1921-

Description

A newspaper article, originally posted by The Associated Press, published in The Miami Herald on March 2, 1962. According to the article, a fragment of the Atlas rocket used for John Glenn's mission was found on a farm in South Africa. South African officials made plans to return the artifact to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

Source

Original newspaper article: "Glenn's Rocket Found in Africa." The Miami Herald, March 2, 1962: Private Collection of Dr. Calvin D. Fowler.

Publisher

Date Created

ca. 1962-03-02

Date Copyrighted

1962-03-02

Date Issued

1962-03-02

Contributor

Fowler, Calvin "Cal" D.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original newspaper article: "Glenn's Rocket Found in Africa." The Miami Herald, March 2, 1962.

Is Part Of

The Miami Herald, March 2, 1962
Dr. Calvin Fowler Collection, Florida Space Coast History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

136 KB

Medium

1 newspaper article

Type

Text

Coverage

Aliwal North, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 14, Cape Canaveral, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Provenance

Originally republished by The Associated Press and republished by The Miami Herald.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by The Associated Pressr and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Michlowitz, Robert
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

Swenson, Loyd S., Charles C. Alexander, and James M. Grimwood. This New Ocean: A History of Project Mercury. Washington, D.C.: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1966.

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