Mercury-Atlas 9 Liftoff, May 1963

Mercury-Atlas 9 Liftoff, May 1963

700.00

Vintage chromogenic print. 25.4 x 20.2 cm

Mercury Atlas 9 (MA-9, designated also Faith 7) was the fourth and final manned orbital flight of the Mercury program. The pilot was L. Gordon Cooper, Jr. The objectives of MA-9 were to: (1) evaluate the effects on the astronaut of approximately one day in orbital flight; (2) verify that man can function for an extended period in space as a primary operating system of the spacecraft; and, (3) evaluate in a manned one-day mission the combined performance of the astronaut and a Mercury spacecraft specifically modified for the mission.

About the Mercury-Atlas 9 mission here

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