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1 Person on Space Mission Mercury-Atlas 9:

Gordon Cooper

Real/Birth Name:
Leroy Gordon Cooper Jr.
Nickname(s):
Gordo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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Brief Facts:

Astronaut. International Space Hall of Fame. Aerospace Walk of Honor 2008. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1990. Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1963.

Space Missions:

Gemini 5 (1965)
First week-long flight. First use of fuel cells for electrical power. Evaluated guidance and navigation system for future rendezvous missions. Completed 120 orbits.
Mercury-Atlas 9 (1963)
Call sign: Faith 7. 22 orbits. First American in space for over a day. Last American solo mission. Recovered by USS Kearsarge.
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