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Leroy Gordon COOPER Jr.

 

8 Worldwide / 4 USA

 

Date of birth: March 06, 1927.

 

The 1st Space Flight:

  • Launch: May 15, 1963 at 13.04; Mercury 20 (Faith 7), MA-9 flight. Commander.
  • Splash down: May 16, 1963 at 23.24; Mercury 16 (Faith 7), MA-9 flight. Commander.
  • Flight duration: 01 day, 10 hour, 19 minutes, 49 seconds.

The 2nd Space Flight:

  • Launch:  August 21, 1965 at 14.00; "Gemini 5”. Commander.
  • Splash down: August 29, 1965 at 12.55; "Gemini 5”. Commander
  • Flight duration: 07 days, 22 hours, 55 minutes, 14 seconds.

Cooper became the first man to make a second orbital flight.

 

Total space flights – 2.

Total time in space: 09 day, 09 hour, 15 minutes, 03 seconds.

 

Date of death: October 04, 2004.

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