Gordon Cooper

1927 - 2004

Gordon Cooper

Leroy Gordon "Gordo" Cooper Jr. (March 6, 1927 – October 4, 2004) was an American aerospace engineer, test pilot, United States Air Force pilot, and the youngest of the seven original astronauts in Project Mercury, the first human space program of the United States. Cooper learned to fly as a child, and after service in the United States Marine Corps during World War II, he was commissioned into the United States Air Force in 1949. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gordon Cooper has received more than 2,079,946 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 47th most popular astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Gordon Cooper ranks 47 out of 501Before him are Christa McAuliffe, Viktor Patsayev, Thomas P. Stafford, Jean-Loup Chrétien, Kalpana Chawla, and Richard F. Gordon Jr.. After him are Vladimir Dzhanibekov, Ellison Onizuka, Ronald Evans, Mirosław Hermaszewski, Ken Mattingly, and Viktor Gorbatko.

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Among people born in 1927, Gordon Cooper ranks 111Before him are Nguyễn Khánh, Sabah, Carlos José Castilho, Bob Fosse, Raymond Chow, and Lee Grant. After him are Odvar Nordli, Paul Badura-Skoda, Megumu Tamura, Hans Schäfer, Rafael Sánchez Ferlosio, and Zbigniew Cybulski. Among people deceased in 2004, Gordon Cooper ranks 78Before him are Serge Reggiani, Marco Pantani, Franz König, Carlos Lacoste, Frances Shand Kydd, and Sacha Distel. After him are Roque Máspoli, Thanom Kittikachorn, Uta Hagen, Jesús Gil, Abdel Aziz al-Rantisi, and Rafael Eitan.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Gordon Cooper ranks 2,287 out of 12,171Before him are Suzanne Collins (1962), Joe Pass (1929), James W. Christy (1938), John Cusack (1966), Cy Young (1867), and Alicia Rhett (1915). After him are R. Kelly (1967), The Undertaker (1965), Lee Hazlewood (1929), Milton L. Humason (1891), Tito Puente (1923), and Yaphet Kotto (1939).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Gordon Cooper ranks 26Before him are Roger B. Chaffee (1935), Fred Haise (1933), Michael P. Anderson (1959), Christa McAuliffe (1948), Thomas P. Stafford (1930), and Richard F. Gordon Jr. (1929). After him are Ellison Onizuka (1946), Ronald Evans (1933), Ken Mattingly (1936), Wally Schirra (1923), Dick Scobee (1939), and Deke Slayton (1924).