|Birthname||Leroy Gordon Cooper|
|born on||6 March 1927 at 17:00 (= 5:00 PM )|
|Place||Shawnee, Oklahoma, 35n20, 96w56|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||15°23' 29°56 Asc. 28°18'|
American astronaut, the youngest of the seven original astronauts. A former Major in the USAF, he manned the Spacecraft Faith on 5/15/1963 for 22 orbits, which took 34 hours, 20 minutes and served as the conclusion of Project Mercury. Cooper made the sixth ever manned space flight with Charles Conrad on 8/21/1965; the mission lasted for eight days in space.
He retired with the rank of Air Force colonel.
In the '70s, Cooper and NASA engineer Harry Shoaf became partners in hunting for sunken treasure in the Florida keys.
The former astronaut died on October 4, 2004 at his home in Ventura, CA at age 77. The cause of death was not specified.
- associate relationship with Carpenter, Scott (born 1 May 1925)
- associate relationship with Glenn, John (born 18 July 1921)
- associate relationship with Grissom, Gus (born 3 April 1926)
- associate relationship with Schirra, Walter (born 12 March 1923)
- associate relationship with Shepard, Alan (born 18 November 1923)
- associate relationship with Slayton, Deke (born 1 March 1924)
- friend relationship with Shoaf, Harry (born 21 January 1916)
- compare to chart of Space: Mercury Seven (astronaut group) (born 9 April 1959). Notes: Member of Mercury Sseven
- compare to chart of Space: NASA (born 29 July 1958)
- Work : Great Achievement 21 August 1965 (Sixth manned flight, eight days in space)
chart Placidus Equal_H.
LMR quotes Nasa Executive Harry Shoaf, his business partner and friend, 1971
- Vocation : Military : Military career (Major, USAF)
- Vocation : Travel : Adventurer (Hunt for sunken treasure)
- Vocation : Travel : Astronaut
- Notable : Famous : Historic figure (Astronaut; one of first seven Americans in space)
- Notable : Book Collection : American Book