Gordon Cooper’s parade with Vice President Johnson, marking the end of Project Mercury

Space Mission
Mercury Atlas 9, May 21, 1963

NASA / Unidentified Photographer

Photo Description
Vintage gelatin silver print on fiber-based paper, 20.3 x 25.4cm (8 x 10in), with NASA HQ caption numbered “63-MA9-203” on the verso

[NASA caption] Gordon Cooper rides down Pennsylvania Avenue parade route to the Capitol. Senator Clinton Anderson and Vice President Johnson sit at his side enjoying the crowd cheer for Cooper.