Flown storage bag and holder, carried on board Gordon Cooper’s Faith 7 mission in 1963. Empty bag measures 8 x 26.5, and is signed on the bag in black ballpoint, “Flown on Faith 9 Gordon Cooper.” Bag is rolled and housed in a 5″ long white rubber tube, with Velcro affixed to the back of the tube to hold it in place. Tube is also signed in black felt tip, “Flown on Faith 9, Gordon Cooper.” Accompanied by a handwritten letter of provenance from Gordon Cooper, which reads, “This plastic storage/experimental bag was flown on Mercury 9 (Faith 7) on 15–16 May, 1963. Gordon Cooper.” Mercury astronaut-certified flight-flown items are highly desirable. Provenance: Regency-Superior; April 2007. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.
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