Saturday, February 18, 2012
Went to Kennedy for the 'On the Shoulders of Giants' presentation celebrating 50 years of Orbital Flight with the 2 remaining Mercury 7 Astronauts John Glenn and Scott Carpenter.
One of the earlier presentations was Cal Fowler who was a Launch Ops Manager for the Atlas rockets- He was joined by the Current Launch Ops Manager who talked about the current use of the Atlas rockets
The Mercury 7- Carpenter, Grissom, Glenn, Shirra, Shepard and Slayton
Was walking by when Glenn (and entourage)arrived and entered into a private event. I ended up oh 3-4 feet away...
Scott Carpenter- Mercury 4 (Aurora 7)
John Glenn- Mercury 3 (Friendship 7) and STS 95
Cal Fowler- Launch Ops Mgr