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Gordon Cooper, Mercury Astronaut & Believer in UFOs, Dies

Gordon Cooper, one of the nation's first astronauts, died on Monday. He was 77. In his post-NASA career, Cooper became known as an outspoken believer in UFOs and charged that the government was covering up its knowledge of extraterrestrial activity.


Space pioneer Gordon Cooper dies: Cooper believed in UFO coverup
CNN - 10/4/2004
Gordon Cooper, one of the nation's first astronauts, died on Monday. He was 77. In his post-NASA career, Cooper became known as an outspoken believer in UFOs and charged that the government was covering up its knowledge of extraterrestrial activity.

Pioneering Astronaut Sees UFO Cover-up
Space.com, July 30, 2000 - 7/30/2000
One of America's first astronauts claims that the government has withheld information that alien spacecraft have visited Earth. Leroy Gordon "Gordo" Cooper Jr. says the government has "swept under the rug" the truth about unidentified flying objects or UFOs.

Leap of Faith : An Astronaut's Journey into the Unknown (BOOK)
Gordon Cooper -
In this engaging memoir, Mercury 7 astronaut Cooper adds his compelling voice to the chorus of critics charging a U.S. governmental coverup of the UFO phenomenon. Written in the first person with Henderson (coauthor of And the Sea Will Tell), this book will challenge UFO skeptics and believers alike.

Astronaut Gordon Cooper Says Aliens Are Here!
Michael Lindemann, CNI News -
To many UFO enthusiasts, Gordon Cooper is a legend. An original Mercury astronaut, he was one of those clear-eyed, ambitious, optimistic, straight-arrow Americans with "the right stuff," as Tom Wolfe put it -- men who made the U.S. space program synonymous with success and national pride. But unlike most of his fellow astronauts, Gordon Cooper has said for decades that he believes at least some UFOs are alien spacecraft.

Gordon Cooper's letter to Grenada's ambassador to the U.N.
Letter by astronaut Gordon Cooper regarding UFOs to the ambassador of Grenada to the United Nations.

Gordon Cooper, NASA Mercury Pioneer, Dies
Associated Press - 10/4/2004
Gordon Cooper, the last astronaut to take flight during NASA's pioneering Mercury program, has died. He was 77.

Testimony of Astronaut Gordon Cooper, 1999
Reprinted by Extraterrestrial Life - 10/4/2004
Gordon Cooper was one of the original Mercury Seven astronauts and the last American to fly into space alone. In his testimony he recounts how he observed UFOs flying in the same formation as his fighter group over the skies of Germany.

Astronaut Gordon Cooper talks about UFOs
Ronald Record - 10/4/2004
Gordon Cooper was one of the best trained US astronauts having flown on Mercury 9 and Gemini 5. Yet he was not selected to fly an Apollo mission. It is speculated that Cooper did not play the game correctly when it comes to the UFO situation.

Astronauts and the UFO phenomenon: Gordon Cooper
UFOs at Close Sight (Patrick Gross) - 10/4/2004

Major Gordon Cooper, USA Astronaut, and UFOs
Unexplainable.net - 10/4/2004
One of the original Mercury Astronauts and the last American to fly in space alone. On May 15, 1963 he shot into space in a Mercury capsule for a 22 orbit journey around the world. During the final orbit, Major Gordon Cooper told the tracking station at Muchea (near Perth Australia) that he could see a glowing, greenish object ahead of him quickly approaching his capsule.

Interview with Gordon Cooper (excerpt)
OMNI Magazine, March 1980 - 10/4/2004
An excerpt of an interview given by former astronaut Gordon Cooper - Mercury 9, Gemini 5 - to OMNI Magazine in 1980, where he is asked about astronaut sightings of UFOs and about his own UFO sighting when he was an Air Force pilot in Germany in the 1950s.

In Search of Gordon Cooper's UFOs (skeptical)
James Oberg - 10/4/2004
Since his retirement from the space program two decades ago, Cooper (now in his 60's and an engineering consultant in Los Angeles) has become an outspoken advocate of the reality of UFOs.

Statements by Astronaut Gordon Cooper Regarding UFOs
Paul Nahay - 10/4/2004
Public statements by Gordon Cooper regarding UFOs, including his statement to the United Nations, and from other interviews.

An astronaut speaks out
Timothy Green Beckley, from 'MJ-12 and the Riddle of Hangar 18' - 10/4/2004
An article by Timothy Green Beckley about Gordon Cooper and UFOs.

Astronaut Gordon Cooper addressing U.N. panel discussion on UFOs and ETs, 1985
- 10/4/2004
This message was given to the U.N. by Astronaut Gordon L. Cooper, one of America's original seven Mercury Astronauts. Cooper orbited the Earth for a record 34 hour, 22 orbit flight in the spacecraft 'Faith 7', in May of 1963. He has been outspoken about the need for an open inquiry into UFOs - based on his own personal experience of sighting UFOs in space and the testimony of other Mercury, Gemini and Apollo Astronauts.

UFOs Are Real - I've Seen Them Says NASA Astronaut (Interview with Astronaut Gordon Cooper)
National Enquirer, 1/14/97 - 1/14/1997
Space hero Gordon Cooper, one of the original "Right Stuff" astronauts, says he knows that UFOs exist because he's SEEN them! In a world exclusive interview, Cooper has broken his silence to become the first astronaut to speak openly about alien spacecraft. He says there's been a massive government cover-up of UFOs for nearly 50 years and insists the American public has a right to know the truth.



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