Five packets of flown space food carried into orbit by Gordon Cooper during his Faith 7 flight. Included is: a pouch labeled “Grape Juice,” numbered 04043, with a small tab at one end for drinking; packet labeled “Fruitcake,” numbered 06043; four small peanut butter sandwiches, numbered 06043, “Chicken and Gravy”, numbered 04043; and a hard plastic package labeled “Brownies, Peanut Creme, Date Nut Cubes,” numbered 05043. Each packet has a small tab of Velcro affixed to one end. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Cooper which reads, in part: “On May 15 and 16, 1963, I piloted the ‘Faith 7’ spacecraft on the final flight of the Mercury program…Several packets of food were stowed in the spacecraft…I did not eat all of the food that was provided for the flight. I brought the following five packets of unused food and juice back to Earth.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.
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