Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Gordon Cooper’s space flight was called Faith 7. The goal of Faith 7 was to have a man in orbit for an entire day. This flight builds on the two before it. Faith 7 was completely successful. The mission lasted for 1 day, 10 hours, 19 minutes, and 49 seconds. Gordon Cooper was weightless for 34 hours, 3 minutes, and 30 seconds and traveled 546,167 miles. Let’s think about that distance. You would have to drive from New York City to Los Angeles 195 times to get near that distance. That would take 8,580 hours in a car, depending on traffic. That is about a year. Gordon Cooper did it in a little over a day. Crazy.