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[i]This is to certify that the accompanying titanium buoyancy ball flew in space aboard the Mercury 9 spacecraft piloted by astronaut L. Gordon Cooper on May 15, 1963. This small buoyancy ball, measuring 3 cm in diameter, was removed from the forward section of Mercury 9, known as "Faith 7", as part of the preparations for displaying the capsule following the 22-orbit mission - the final flight of Project Mercury.[/i]
Airman Second Class, USAF
6555th Aerospace Test Wing
Cape Canaveral, Florida[/i]
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