Historic Markers Across Florida



Complex 14



Marker ID:  
Location: on ICBM Road, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the Air Force Station is not open to public traffic. See note.
County: Brevard
Coordinates: N 28° 29.451    W 080° 33.215
  28.49085    -80.55358333
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Vc = Ro √(g/Ro+h)

"… one of the most complex tasks ever presented to man in this country -- the achievement of manned flight in orbit around the earth." - John F. Kennedy Thirty-Fifth President of the United States

This marker commemorates the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Project Mercury, which first put free men into space. The four manned orbital capsules were boosted into space by Atlas rockets, which were launched by the United States Air Force from Complex 14, located 2200 feet east of here at 28° 29' 27.1426" North Latitude and 80° 32' 49.6107" West Longitude. Contained in a capsule heron to be opened in the year 2464 A.D., are technical reports of these flights.

Dedicated 1964 A. D., to the thousands of men and women of the free world who contributed to the success of Project Mercury.

"Si Monumentum Requiris Circumspice" Anon.

Erected as a public service by General Dynamics Corporation

Erected 1964 by General Dynamics Corporation.


Notes:

City: Cape Canaveral, FL

On Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the Air Force Station is not open to public traffic. The most likely way to visit this marker is via the Kennedy Space Center bus tour from the visitor's center. You'll have to pay the general admission to the visitor's center. There is more than one bus tour available, be sure to take the bus tour for the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.