|Launch Complex 14 ~ Atlas, Mercury-Atlas|
|Launch Complex 14 was the site of the first American to orbit the Earth, John Glenn, who blasted into orbit on February 20, 1962. The site also hosted the remaining three manned Mercury-Atlas launches and then served as the starting point for numerous Atlas missions, including the Atlas-Agenas that served as docking adapters for the manned Gemini flights. The site was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1984.
The views below are taken from the roof and around parts of the Complex 14 Blockhouse.
|Below, the symbol of the Mercury program sits atop the site where a time capsule was placed. It is to be opened in the year 2464:|
|The plaque below is bolted to a handrail on the roof of the blockhouse:|