A week in history May 14-20

In 1963, astronaut Maj. L. Gordon Cooper, Jr., launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, in Project Mercury capsule Faith 7. On May 16, after completing 22 orbits of Earth, he landed in the Pacific Ocean. Cooper was the last astronaut of Project Mercury and the first to orbit Earth for more than 24 hours. (Courtesy Photo)

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