Mercury MA-9 "Faith 7" flown heatshield fragment
Mercury Faith 7 was the last manned Mercury mission piloted by Gordon Cooper. Launched May 15th 1963 Cooper became the first American to sleep in orbit.
The source of this heatshield fragment was a larger block of heatshield encased into lucite as a presentation piece given to VIP's and NASA workers as recognition for their work in the space program.
Triangle swatch of heatshield material mounted on a 7x9'' rigid foam board certified on the backside.
This edition is limited to 50 presentations only.
Please note : Due to the nature of the source artifact each presentation differs slightly in color and shape.