Mercury Spacecraft, designed and built by McDonnell, St. Louis for NASA. Signed by the six astronauts who flew in the Mercury program: Alan B Shepard, Gus Grissom, J H Glenn, Jr., Scott Carpenter, Wally Schirra and Gordon Cooper.

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NASA selected Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper in 1959 as one of the 7 astronauts for their Mercury Project. In 1 1/2 days, the Faith 7 spacecraft orbited the Earth 22 times. (photo: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Collection)

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Trudy Cooper, wife of astronaut Gordon Cooper, and her daughters Jan and Cam.

Dr. Robert Gilruth and astronauts Gordon Cooper and Charles Conrad

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Astronaut Gordon Cooper Talks About UFOs - YouTube. UFO aliens examine humans and cause fear. They are not of God.

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Original 1963 8" x 10" Photo of Mercury 7 Astronaut Gordon Cooper in Pressurization Suit

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Mercury 7 Astronaut Gordon Cooper - LIFE magazine

The original Mercury 7 astronauts were selected in April 1959: Gordon Cooper, Wally Schirra, Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom, John Glenn, Deke Slayton, Scott Carpenter.

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Astronaut Gordon Cooper is hoisted up to a Navy helicopter after splashdown of Gemini V on Aug 29, 1965. | Photo credit: NASA

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