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Gordon Cooper

1927 - 2004

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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 2,936,290 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Gordon Cooper is the 48th most popular astronaut (up from 50th in 2019), the 2,525th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,591st in 2019) and the 25th most popular American Astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Gordon Cooper ranks 48 out of 524Before him are Vladimir Dzhanibekov, Vladimir Shatalov, Pavel Belyayev, Valentin Bondarenko, Jean-Loup Chrétien, and Ken Mattingly. After him are Wally Schirra, Thomas P. Stafford, Mirosław Hermaszewski, Toktar Aubakirov, Michael J. Smith, and Viktor Patsayev.

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Among people born in 1927, Gordon Cooper ranks 111Before him are Vladimir Shatalov, Carlo Maria Martini, Robert Shaw, Wadie Haddad, Allan Kaprow, and Zbigniew Cybulski. After him are Andy Williams, Josy Barthel, Nguyễn Khánh, Pierre Henry, Mikhail Ulyanov, and Óscar Míguez. Among people deceased in 2004, Gordon Cooper ranks 82Before him are Shiing-Shen Chern, Roque Máspoli, Umberto Agnelli, Olga Ladyzhenskaya, Eddie Adams, and Saizo Saito. After him are Fay Wray, Vasili Mitrokhin, Frances Shand Kydd, Anthony Steffen, Zenkō Suzuki, and Uta Hagen.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Gordon Cooper ranks 2,525 out of 18,182Before him are Kate Millett (1934), Marcia Gay Harden (1959), Paul Rudd (1969), Captain Beefheart (1941), Robert D. Putnam (1941), and George Hamilton (1939). After him are Ronald Inglehart (1934), Kelly Bishop (1944), Ariana Grande (1993), Tony Robbins (1960), Edwin H. Land (1909), and Jason Newsted (1963).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Gordon Cooper ranks 25Before him are Frank Borman (1928), John Young (1930), Ellison Onizuka (1946), Christa McAuliffe (1948), Fred Haise (1933), and Ken Mattingly (1936). After him are Wally Schirra (1923), Thomas P. Stafford (1930), Michael J. Smith (1945), Richard F. Gordon Jr. (1929), Sally Ride (1951), and Judith Resnik (1949).