Gordon Cooper Signed Mercury-Related Original NASA Photos
(Four). The sixth American in space, on MA-9 Faith 7,
our nation's last solo mission. Cooper also commanded the third
two-man mission, Gemini 5. Four official B&W glossies with
purple ink captions on their versos, as follows.
(1) Photo S-63-3952, 8" x 10", Cooper explaining the 16mm spacecraft camera to his backup pilot Alan Shepard who is shown in his pressure suit. Signed: "Faith 7 Training/ Gordon Cooper/ 1963". Excellent.
(2) Photo S-63-6128, 8" x 10", Cooper's rocket on the pad, ready for launch. Signed: "Mercury Atlas 9 @ Pad 14/ Gordon Cooper/ Faith 7 Pilot". Very fine overall with two minor creases.
(3) Photo 63-MA9-49, 8" x 10", Cooper in street clothes and hard hat in front of Pad 14. Signed: "Gordon Cooper/ Faith 7/ May 1963". Extremely fine.
(4) A U.S.A.F. 10" x 8" photo of Cooper in spacesuit next to the capsule. Signed: "Gordon Cooper/ Faith 7".
All signed in blue felt tip.
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