Astronaut Gordon Cooper

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Title

Astronaut Gordon Cooper

Alternative Title

Gordon Cooper

Subject

Cape Canaveral (Fla.)
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (Fla.)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
NASA
Astronauts--United States
Project Mercury (U.S.)
Project Gemini (U.S.)
Air Force

Description

Gordon Cooper (1927-2004) was the sixth American in space and the fourth to orbit the Earth. Cooper flew in the Faith 7 spacecraft for Project Mercury. At the time, he was in space for 34 hours, longer than any American. With his second space flight in Project Gemini, Cooper led all astronauts and cosmonauts in total accumulated time in space. U.S. Air Force (USAF) Colonel Cooper was selected in 1959 as one of the Mercury 7, which was the first group of American astronauts, after a detailed examination of him physically and psychologically, and the successful achievement of the qualifying requirements. Before entering the space program, Cooper was an accomplished pilot, aeronautical engineer, and test pilot. In this self signed color photograph, Cooper is posed in his space suit standing next to a scale model of his spacecraft with the American flag behind him.

Source

Original 8 x 10 inch color photographic print: Private Collection of Dr. Calvin D. Fowler.

Date Created

ca. 1959

Contributor

Fowler, Calvin D.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 8 x 10 inch color photographic print.

Is Part Of

Dr. Calvin Fowler Collection, Florida Space Coast History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

149 KB

Medium

8 x 10 inch 1 color photographic print

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Cape Canaveral, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally owned by Dr. Calvin D. Fowler.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Dr. Calvin "Cal" D. Fowler and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Michlowitz, Robert
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"Biographical Data: LEROY GORDON COOPER, JR. (COLONEL, USAF, RET.), NASA ASTRONAUT (DECEASED)" Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/cooper-lg.html.
"Faith 7 MA-9 (26)." John F. Kennedy Space Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. http://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/history/mercury/ma-9/ma-9.htm.
"Project Mercury Overview." John F. Kennedy Space Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. http://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/history/mercury/mercury-overview.htm.

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