Faith 7 Spashes Down
April 7, 2003
The Mercury-Atlas 9 "Faith 7" spacecraft, with Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper Jr. aboard, nears splashdown in the Pacific Ocean to conclude a 22 orbit mission lasting 34 hours and 20.5 minutes. The capsules parachute is fully deployed in this view.
Topics: Disaster Accident, Religion Belief, Splashdown, Mercury-Atlas 9, Mercury program, Environment, Mercury-Atlas 5, Mercury-Atlas 6, Gordon Cooper, L. Gordon Cooper Jr., Pacific ocean, Astronaut