[FPSPACE] Gordo Cooper RIP

joberg at houston.rr.com joberg at houston.rr.com
Mon Oct 4 22:20:26 EDT 2004


Cooper's honorable space career ended by 1969, and in later decades he sank into looney-tune UFO conspiracy ravings in which he was the hero and his former space colleagues were the evil ones. In his autobiography, he described how he saved the space shuttle from a fatal design flaw based on telepathic messages from space aliens. Like so many heroes, he long outlived his heroism....

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From: Robert G Kennedy III <robot at ultimax.com>
Date: Monday, October 4, 2004 4:13 pm
Subject: [FPSPACE] Gordo Cooper RIP

> NBC News reported that one of original Mercury Seven and also Gemini
> astronaut Gordo Cooper died today. aged 77.
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> /Requiescat in pacem/.
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