Gordon Cooper

Gordon Cooper

Leroy Gordon "Gordo" Cooper, Jr. , , better known as Gordon Cooper, was an American aeronautical engineer, test pilot and one of the seven original astronauts in Project Mercury, the first manned space program of the United States. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Gordon Cooper has three videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1998 Interview. Most appearances with John Glenn Jr. (2), Walter Schirra (2), M. Scott Carpenter (2). Most common tag: Space.

Appearances by Title:


Astronaut, NASA c. July 31, 1970 - c. May 9, 1991 Videos: 3

Recent Appearances

  • Mercury Astronauts

    Mercury Astronauts

    Former astronauts talked about the formation and development of the Mercury Space Program, the transformation of the space…

  • Alan Shepard Memorial Service

    Alan Shepard Memorial Service

    A video tribute to astronaut Alan Shepard was shown at his memorial service. Former NASA astronauts and others paid tribute…

  • L. Gordon Cooper Oral History Interview

    L. Gordon Cooper Oral History Interview

    Leroy Gordon Cooper, Jr., was interviewed about his career. He was one of the seven original astronauts in Project Mercury.…

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