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Mercury-Atlas 9
Mercury-Atlas 9 "Faith 7" spacecraft splashdown in the Pacific Ocean

The Mercury-Atlas 9 "Faith 7" spacecraft, with Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper Jr. aboard, 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. A rescue helicopter hovers overhead

Catalog Date: 26 March 1971
Film Type: 4x5
NASA image: S71-24944

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