MA-9 Launch, Orbit and Recovery Photos

All with this very special $2 Jefferson tucked safely in Gordo's suit pocket!

Of course Gordon Cooper and the rest of the Mercury astronauts were immortalized in the book and film The Right Stuff. Click below on the movie trailer link to get a sense of the historic importance of Gordo's flight and the mercury program. And watch the full movie sometime, as the flight of Mercury 9, Gordon Cooper (and of course Tom) play a critical role at the end.