Launch Pad and Tower
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This image of launch complex 14 at the Cape Canaveral Missile Text Annex in Florida was taken on October 12, 1961. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers initiated construction of this facility on January 1956. The total cost of construction was $4,308,000.00 and would accomdate the Atlas A, B, D, Able, Agena A and D, and the Atlas Mercury rocket systems for the Mercury, Gemini Target Vehicle and Midas programs. On 21 February, 25 April and 13 September 1961 there were three successful unmanned Mercury Atlas launches from this launch pad. And on 29 November 1961 Mercury Atlas launched Chimpanzee "Enos" from this location. This pad was deactivated in February 1967 and in 1984 was declared a National Historic Landmark.
DescriptionLaunch Pad site, taken at night. Writing on the photo or group of photos: 'U.S. Air Force Photo for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Air Force Missle Test Center Photographic Laboratory Operated by RCA. /2702-53. 10/12/61. Launch Operations Directorate 61-8529. Erection Mercury Atlas, Cape Canaveral Missile Test Annex, NASA, PAD 14. RCA Inspector acceptable. Unclassified 63.' Physical description: Black and white print (photograph) 24x19mm.
SubjectNational Aeronautics and Space Administration
U. S. Air Force Missle Test Center Photography Lab (1961). Launch Pad and Tower. Available electronically from