FAITH 7 MISSION ON THIS DAY IN 1963

                FAITH 7 

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Gordon Cooper, Jr.

The spacecraft, named Faith 7, piloted by astronaut Gordon Cooper completed 22
Earth orbits traveling 593,885 miles in 34 hours, 20 minutes. The mission was to
determine the effects of extended spaceflight on man. The spacecraft and its 
pilot were recovered only 36 minutes after splashdown in the Pacific Ocean.

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Cooper is assisted in backing out of his spacecraft after splashdown

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