Astronaut Gordon Cooper Recovered After Splashdown

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Title

Astronaut Gordon Cooper Recovered After Splashdown

Alternative Title

Astronaut Cooper Recovered After Splashdown

Subject

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
NASA
Astronauts--United States
Project Mercury (U.S.)

Description

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.

Source

Original black and white photographic print, May 16, 1963: Private Collection of Dr. Calvin D. Fowler.

Date Created

1963-05-16

Contributor

Fowler, Calvin D.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original black and white photographic print, May 16, 1963.

Is Part Of

Dr. Calvin Fowler Collection, Florida Space Coast History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

112 KB

Medium

1 black and white photographic print

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 14, Cape Canaveral, Florida
Pacific Ocean

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Provenance

Originally owned by Dr. Calvin D. Fowler.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Dr. Calvin D. Fowler and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Michlowitz, Robert
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"MA-9". Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury-Atlas_9
"Faith 7 for 22 Orbits". National Aeronautics and Space Administration. http://history.nasa.gov/SP-4201/ch14-6.htm.

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