Many of Gordon Coopers interviews can be found in various documentaries on UFOs, as he was an outspoken advocate of disclosure, first hand eyewitness of UFOs, and experienced astronaut and pilot. Gordon was actually the last man to go into space alone and was inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame in 1990, and was previously awarded the NASA Distinguished Service Medal in May 1963 by President John F. Kennedy. He is one of the best and most credible UFO witnesses of his time and published a book in 2000, followed by a number of interviews, one of which appears in the documentary Unacknowledged. He saw UFOs with his own eyes and has a lot to say about them, and what he learned about him during his time as a pilot and astronaut.
Gordon Cooper was born on March 6, 1927 in Shawnee, Oklahoma, USA as Leroy Gordon Cooper Jr. He was married to Susan Theresa Taylor and Gertrude Bernice ‘Trudy’ Olson. He died on October 4, 2004 in Ventura, California, USA. He earned a bachelor of science degree in aeronautical engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology in 1956. Was selected as a Mercury astronaut in April 1959. He was a member of NASA’s Mercury 7 project, introduced in April 9, 1959, only six months after the agency was established (together with Wally Schirra, Deke Slayton, John Glenn, Scott Carpenter, Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom).
Cooper gave his signature line during a 1995 reunion of surviving Mercury astronauts. When asked who was the greatest fighter pilot he ever saw, Cooper enthusiastically answered, “You’re looking at him!”