|Mission Number: MA-9||15-16 May 1963|
Leroy Cooper 
Location: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
Date: 15 May 1963
Time: 13:04:13 UTC
Mission Duration: 1 days, 10 hours, 19 minutes, 49 seconds
Max. Velocity: 17,547 mph
Distance: 546,147 statute miles
Date: 16 May 1963
Time: 23:24:02 UTC
Location: Pacific Ocean, 115 miles ESE of Midway Island (27° 20' N, 176° 26' W)
Vessel: USS Kearsarge (CVS-33)
The longest and last of the Mercury missions. By the end of his 34 hours in orbit, nearly every onboard system had failed. Cooper performed a manual reentry.
Launch vehicle was an Atlas rocket.
The MA-9 capsule is currently at the
Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX.