Leroy Gordon Cooper, Jr, 1927 - 2004
In US Navy Mark IV pressure suit for Mercury program (14 December 1962)
Born: 6 March 1927, Shawnee, Oklahoma
Died: 4 October 2004, Ventura, California
Biography from Wikipedia
Gordon Cooper quotes:
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- Father, we thank you, especially for letting me fly this flight ... for the privilege of being able to be in this position, to be in this wondrous place, seeing all these many startling, wonderful things that you have created. permalink
Prayer while orbiting the earth
- I believe that these extra-terrestrial vehicles and their crews are visiting this planet from other planets. Most astronauts were reluctant to discuss UFOs. permalink
- If we use the old antiquated systems we've got now, a Mars landing won't happen in my lifetime. permalink
- We're kind of like a bunch of brothers. We're quite close. permalink
- While flying with several other USAF pilots over Germany in 1957, we sighted numerous radiant flying discs above us. We couldn't tell how high they were. We couldn't get anywhere near their altitude. permalink
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