COOPER SIGNED ORBITAL FLIGHT REPORT WITH MERCURY SUMMARY.
Project Mercury Summary Including the Results of the Fourth United States Manned Orbital Space Flight, May 15 and 16, 1963. Washington: GPO/NASA SP-45, 1963. 444pp. Illustrations and diagrams, 10 by 8 inches. Original blue printed wrappers.
SIGNED by GORDON COOPER on the front cover.
INSCRIBED and SIGNED by COOPER with: "The longest and best Mercury flight! Faith 7, 15/16 May 1963, GORDON COOPER" on the title page.
Results from all Mercury flights (manned and unmanned) and their respective boosters (Little Joe, Redstone, Atlas) are included with an extensive text devoted to Faith 7 events. Overall spacecraft development and mission support are covered with chapters on reliability, safety, trajectory analysis, and the world wide tracking network. Special sections on astronaut training and performance are included. There are six appendices with one providing a complete flight (air to ground) communications transcript of the Faith 7 mission.