Gordon Cooper Jr. bio

Birth Name: Gordon Cooper Jr.

Occupation: Astronaut

Place Of Birth: Shawnee

Date Of Birth: March 6, 1927

Date Of Death: October 4, 2004

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Gordon Cooper Jr. was born on the 6th of March, 1927. He was famous for being a Astronaut. One of NASA’s original seven Mercury astronauts, he spent 34 hours alone in a space capsule, demonstrating the possibility of reaching the moon.

Gordon Cooper Jr. was born in Shawnee. He served in the Marine Corps and as a test pilot in the U.S. Air Force before joining Project Mercury. He set an endurance record on an eight-day Gemini 5 mission, traveling more than 3.3 million miles over the course of the trip.

Gordon Cooper Jr. was a Pisces and was born in the Silent Generation.

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Gordon Cooper Jr. was born in 1920s. The 1920s represented an era of change and growth. The decade was one of learning and exploration. The economic boom and the Jazz Age were over, and America began the period called the Great Depression. Discover what happened on this day.

Gordon Cooper Jr. is part of the Silent Generation, which followed after the G.I. Generation. As young adults during the McCarthy Era, many members of this generation felt it was dangerous to speak out. They were too young to see action in World War II and too old to participate in the fun of the Summer of Love.


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Gordon Cooper Jr.’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Gordon Cooper Jr.’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Gordon Cooper Jr. kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Gordon Cooper Jr. was born in the Year of the Rabbit.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Gordon Cooper Jr.
AGE GENERATION: Silent Generation



Zodiac Sign: Gordon Cooper Jr. was a Pisces. People of this zodiac sign like romance, to sleep, spiritual themes and dislike the know-it-all, to be criticized, and cruelty of any kind. The strengths of this sign are being compassionate, artistic, gentle, wise, while weaknesses can be to be fearful, overly trusting and desire to escape reality. The greatest overall compatibility with Pieces is Virgo and Taurus.

Chinese Zodiac: Gordon Cooper Jr. was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are popular because they're sincere and avoid conflict. Though they're sensitive, they also hesitate, which makes them lose on chances.

Ruling Planet: Gordon Cooper Jr. had a ruling planet of Neptune and has a ruling planet of Neptune. Back the early 2,000 B.C. the outer planets, Uranus and Pluto, were not yet discovered, since the telescope had not yet been invented. Astrologers and astronomers could only work with planets visible to the eye.

Gordon Cooper Jr.’s birth sign is Pisces and he had a ruling planet of Neptune.

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