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Near Cape Canaveral in Brevard County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Complex 14

 
 
Complex 14 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Cox, August 2, 2012
1. Complex 14 Marker
Orbital Equation
Inscription. 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 herin 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.
 
Location. 28° 29.451′ N, 80° 33.215′ W. Marker is near Cape Canaveral, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker is on ICBM Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. This marker
Complex 14 Monument image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Cox, August 2, 2012
2. Complex 14 Monument
is on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, which 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. To see this marker, be sure to take the bus tour for the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Again, this site is not open to the public except for these tour groups. Marker is in this post office area: Cape Canaveral FL 32920, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Launch Complex 34 (approx. 2.2 miles away); Cape Canaveral Lighthouse (approx. 2.2 miles away); a different marker also named Cape Canaveral Lighthouse (approx. 2.3 miles away); Port Canaveral Historic Milestones (approx. 6.8 miles away); a different marker also named Port Canaveral Historic Milestones (approx. 6.9 miles away); a different marker also named Port Canaveral Historic Milestones (approx. 6.9 miles away); a different marker also named Port Canaveral Historic Milestones (approx. 6.9 miles away); a different marker also named Port Canaveral Historic Milestones (approx. 6.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cape Canaveral.
 
Additional keywords.
Mercury Monument at Sunrise image. Click for full size.
By Nasa, circa 1967
3. Mercury Monument at Sunrise
The marker and monument when they were new.
John Glenn Astronaut
 
Categories. Air & Space
 
Complex 14 Sign image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Cox, August 2, 2012
4. Complex 14 Sign
MANNED ORBITAL FLIGHTS ---by--- Lt. Col. John H. Glenn Jr., USMC, 20 Feb. 1962 LCDR Scott Carpenter, USN, 24 May 1962 LCDR, Walter M. Schirra Jr., USN, 3 Oct 1962 MAJ. L. Gordon Cooper, USAF, 15 May 1963
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. This page has been viewed 464 times since then and 8 times this year. Last updated on , by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida.   3. submitted on , by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida.   4. submitted on , by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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