COLONEL GORDON COOPER JR. - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 84403
GORDON COOPER. Photograph signed: "Gordon/Cooper". Color, 8x10. Official NASA photograph, name imprinted at lower margin. Leroy Gordon Cooper, Jr. (1927-2004), selected by NASA as an
Sale Price $396.00
GORDON COOPER. Photograph signed: "Gordon/Cooper". Color, 8x10. Official NASA photograph, name imprinted at lower margin. Leroy Gordon Cooper, Jr. (1927-2004), selected by NASA as an original Mercury astronaut in April 1959, piloted the Faith 7 spacecraft, the last Project Mercury flight, on a 22-orbit mission (May 15-16, 1963), becoming the first American in space for more than a day (34 hours and 19 minutes). In 1965, Cooper and Charles Conrad flew on Gemini 5 (August 21-29, 1965), making the longest flight in space (120 orbits in 190 hours) by either the U.S. or the U.S.S.R. until that time. Cooper later served as back up command pilot for Gemini 12 and back up Commander for Apollo 10 until retiring from NASA and the Air Force in 1970. Minor surface creases and scuffs, tack holes at upper and lower blank margins. Defects from original negative have reproduced at background. Very faint signature at lower right.
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