Brother Gordon Cooper

March 6th 1927 – October 4th 2004

Member of:

Carbondale Lodge, No. 82, in Carbondale, Colorado

American aerospace engineer, test pilot, United States Air Force pilot, and one of the seven original astronauts in Project Mercury, the first manned space program of the United States.

Cooper piloted the longest and final Mercury spaceflight in 1963. He was the first American to sleep in space during that 34-hour mission and was the last American to be launched alone to conduct an entirely solo orbital mission. In 1965, Cooper flew as Command Pilot of Gemini 5.

NASA Remembrance


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