Major Leroy Gordon Cooper in Faith 7 aboard MA-9 and dining ceremony at an officers club in the United States.
United States USA Date:1963 Duration:4 min 55 sec Sound:Yes
A film about missile launches in the United States. Major Leroy Gordon Cooper, an American astronaut, suiting up. He puts on a space helmet. He goes to a NASA( National Aeronautics and Space Administration ) transfer van followed by others. Cooper goes to an elevator and the elevator lifts up. McDonnell technicians shake hands with the astronaut. He squeezes into a Faith 7 capsule. An MA-9 on a launch pad. The ignition, lifting off and climb up of Mercury-Atlas 9, the last U.S. Mercury spaceflight manned space mission (Atlas 130D), on 15th May, 1963. National Broadcasting Company (NBC) and Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) cameramen at work. Major General Leighton I. Davis, Commander Air Force Missile Test Center (AFMTR), observes the launch. The capsule splashes down. A navy recovery team on USS Kearsarge (LHD-3), the third Wasp-class amphibious assault ship, as the capsule is hoisted aboard and Major Cooper egresses from Faith 7. A band plays as Cooper walks. A dining ceremony at Officers Club on Patrick Air Force Base honoring astronauts and Dyna Soar pilots on 2nd March, 1963. Colonel Henry Dittman Base commander, Dr. Kurt Debus, Major General Leighton I Davis, The Secretary of Air Force Eugene M. Zuckert, Colonel Swanson, Walt Williams, Lee S Harding and Brigadier General Harry J. Sands Jr. seated at a front desk. Immediately in front of the head table are honored guest, astronauts and Dyna Soar pilots: Major Donald K. Slayton,Captain Virgil I Grissom,Major Leroy Gordon Cooper,Milton O Thompson,Major James W.Woods, Major Russel J. Roggers, Major Henry C. Gordon, Captian Edward H. White II,Captain James A. McDivitt. The Secretary of Air Force Zuckert speaking.
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