Space Rocket History #37 – Flight of Faith 7, Mercury-Atlas 9 with Gordon Cooper

Mercury-Atlas 9 was the fourth and final manned orbital flight of the Mercury program. The flight objectives were to:
(1) evaluate the effects on the astronaut of approximately one day in orbital flight;
(2) verify that man can function for an extended period in space as a primary operating system of the spacecraft; and,
(3) evaluate in a manned one-day mission the combined performance of the astronaut and a Mercury spacecraft specifically modified for the mission…

L. Gordon Cooper Jr.

L. Gordon Cooper Jr.

Mercury-Atlas 9

Mercury-Atlas 9

Shephard's Joke

Shephard’s Joke

Tibet From Orbit

Tibet From Orbit

TV Broadcast

TV Broadcast

USS Kearsarge

USS Kearsarge

2 thoughts on “Space Rocket History #37 – Flight of Faith 7, Mercury-Atlas 9 with Gordon Cooper

  1. Hi Mike! Your podcast is absolutely amazing! Congratulations!

    After listening to your Mercury mission chapters, I was wondering what happened to Deke Slayton. He was the only one of the Mercury Seven who did not fly into space and I wonder why. Maybe you should comment on that on later chapters.

    You are doing a fantastic job! Thank you!

    • Hi Carlos,
      Thanks for the kind words. Deke was grounded in 1962 because of an irregular heart rhythm. He did eventually get to fly on the Apollo-Soyuz Test flight. If I remember, I will mentioned it on the podcast.

      Mike

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