Faith 7: Gordon Cooper's 1963 Mercury-Atlas 9 Launch in Pictures

On May 15, 1963 NASA astronaut Gordon Cooper launched into space on the Faith 7 mission in his Mercury space capsule. See photos from Cooper’s historic flight here.

This Photo: On February 1, 1963, McDonnell Aircraft Corp. spacecraft engineer Robert Graham checks the Mercury Spacecraft #20 instrument panel with astronaut L. Gordon Cooper, Jr. The panel holds the instruments used to monitor spacecraft systems and sequencing as well as the controls necessary to initiate primary sequences manually and the flight control displays.

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