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Space History | 1963-05-16 | End of Project Mercury – Launch Site Photos

May 16, 1963 – Today Gordon Cooper’s Faith 7 Capsule was recovered Southeast of Midway Island in the Pacific Ocean, officially ending the Mercury program. Here are some recent photos of Launch Complex 14, where all of the Mercury-Atlas were … Continue reading

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Space History – Splashdown in the Wrong Ocean

March 17, 1966 – Gemini 8, First Docking in space; first splashdown in the wrong ocean I’ve collected several envelopes that commemorate the splash-down of the historic Gemini 8 mission. Collectors of space memorabilia call them “Recovery Covers” because they … Continue reading

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