Lot #7003
Faith 7 Flown Skin Section

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Estimate: $2000+

Description

Flown spacecraft skin section from Gordon Cooper's Faith 7 capsule, which completed orbits of Earth during the Mercury-Atlas 9 mission on May 15-16, 1963. The thin skin fragment measures 1.25″ x .5″ and is encapsulated in acrylic, affixed to a 3.25″ x 3.5 x 1.5″ wooden mount with engraved identification plaque: "Actual skin from 'Faith 7,' MA-9, May 15-16, 1963, Astronaut Gordon Cooper, NASA, Manned Spacecraft Center, Houston, Texas." Provenance: From the personal collection of Gemini Program Office special assistant and longtime NASA employee, Paul M. Sturtevant, Heritage Auctions, November 2013.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Space Exploration
  • Dates: #646 - Ended October 20, 2022