Complex 14 Zoom

This is the gate and guard house at Complex 14. Right in front, we see reserved parking for John Glenn, Scott Carpenter, Wally Schirra, and Gordon Cooper: the astronauts that flew manned Mercury missions from this Complex. To the right of these is the parking space for the Complex Launch Director

The sign refers to the "Free World's First ICBM": an Atlas-B missile launched November 28, 1958 (the first U.S. missile launch to reach full ICBM range of 5,000 nautical miles). The sign also refers to the "Free World's First Man In Orbit" this was of course John Glenn on Friendship 7.

Complex 14 also launched Atlas TLVs (Target Launch Vehicles) that carried unmanned Agena Target Vehicles into orbit to rendezvous with the manned Gemini spacecraft.

Enter the Complex to see the blockhouse
Learn more about the Atlas TLV
Go back to the Mercury Monument
Tour home CCAFS map Website map