Astronaut Gordon Cooper Recovered After Splashdown
Astronaut Cooper Recovered After Splashdown
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
Project Mercury (U.S.)
Gordon Cooper (1927-2004) completed his 22.5 orbit flight in the Faith 7 Mercury spacecraft by manually landing in the Pacific Ocean on May 16, 1963, closer than any other flight had landed with reference to the recovery ship. A dehydrated Cooper, still in Faith 7, is seen after the recovery aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kearsarge. Cooper not only set a record of staying in space for over 34 hours, but he would prove a trained pilot was an important ingredient in space flight.
Original black and white photographic print, May 16, 1963: Private Collection of Dr. Calvin D. Fowler.
Fowler, Calvin D.
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Digital reproduction of original black and white photographic print, May 16, 1963.
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Dr. Calvin Fowler Collection, Florida Space Coast History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
1 black and white photographic print
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 14, Cape Canaveral, Florida
Originally owned by Dr. Calvin D. Fowler.
Copyright to this resource is held by Dr. Calvin D. Fowler and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.