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Old 10-05-2004, 01:02 PM   #1
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RIP Gordon Cooper Jr - The Right Stuff

Cooper was one of the original Mercury 7 astronauts. His bravery, along with his fellow Mercury astronauts, opened space to mankind.
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He achieved many key firsts as he piloted Faith 7 capsule in May of 1963.

As he circled the globe 22 times in 34 hours and 20 minutes, Cooper became the first astronaut in a space flight of more than 24 hours. He was also the first astronaut to sleep in space, and he successfully carried out a beacon experiment that made him the first man to launch a satellite in space.

Cooper, who took a nap in the capsule while waiting for Faith 7 to launch, was the last astronaut to orbit Earth alone.
He had guts, that's for sure. Above was taken from here:

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