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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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ONE-DAY MISSION ON THIS DAY IN 1963

                FAITH 7 

cooper 
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 with
its pilot was recovered only 36 minutes after splashdown in the Pacific Ocean.

cooper caps

Cooper is assisted in backing out of his spacecraft after splashdown

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PORTLAND POSTCARD FROM JUNE, 1923

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Floral Arch, Lovejoy Street

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THE TENNESSEE PLOWBOY, EDDY ARNOLD

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       Richard Edward Arnold
(May 15, 1918 – May 8, 2008)

Eddy Arnold scored 147 songs on the Billboard country music
charts, second only to
George Jones. He sold more than 85
million records and became a member of the
Grand Ole Opry
in 1943. Arnold was inducted into the
Country Music Hall of
Fame in 1966. He was ranked 22nd on
Country Music
Television’s
2003 list of "The 40 Greatest Men of
Country Music."

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CARSON AND BENNY, “HONORARY MAYORS”

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Johnny Carson (left) and Jack Benny (far right) received the Key to the City
of Anaheim, California from Mayor Calvin Pebley on January 12, 1967. They
were both named “Honorary Mayors” of the city.

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