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Gordon Cooper

Astronaut Gordon Cooper was born on March 6, 1927 in Shawnee, Oklahoma. He died on October 4, 2004.

Colonel Cooper was one of the orginal Mercury astronauts selected in April 1959.

On May 15-16, 1963, he piloted the "Faith 7" spacecraft during the last mission of Project Mercury. Cooper was the Command Pilot for Gemini 5.

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