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Astronaut Gordon Cooper smiles for recovery crew

Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper Jr., has a smile for the recovery crew of the U.S.S. Kearsarge, after he is on board from a successful 22 orbit mission of the earth in his spacecraft "Faith 7". Cooper is still sitting in his capsule, with his helmet off.

Catalog Date: 22 May 1963
Film Type: 4x5 BW
NASA image: S63-07852

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