COLONEL GORDON COOPER JR. - TRADING/SPORTS CARD SIGNED - HFSID 296258
Sale Price $252.00
The NASA astronaut signs a 1990 Space Shots trading card No. 0041 for the Gemini Spacecraft.
Trading Card signed: "Gordon Cooper" in blue felt tip, Color 2½x3½. 1990 Space Shots trading card No. 0041 for the NASA Gemini Spacecraft. LeroyGordon 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 to start a private consulting firm. Fine condition.
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