The Mercury Seven Monument at Cape Kennedy’s Pad 14 at Sunrise

Space Mission
Project Mercury, December 1964

Ed Thomas

Photo Description
Vintage chromogenic print on fiber-based Kodak paper, 20.3 x 25.4cm (8 x 10in), with NASA KSC caption, RCA Quality Control stamp and “A Kodak Paper” watermarks on the verso
20.3 x 25.4cm (8 x 10in)

Ed Thomas was a contracted NASA photographer at Cape Canaveral.
Known from 1963 to 1973 as Cape Kennedy in honor of President John F. Kennedy who was assassinated in November 1963, Cape Canaveral was the setting for all NASA manned flights and many of the unmanned scientific space exploration missions.

Project Mercury marked America’s first manned ventures into space. The Mercury 7 Monument was dedicated on November 10, 1964 as a tribute to the United States Original Seven Astronauts. The memorial is located near the entrance to Launch Complex 14 where the first manned space flights were launched