Leroy Gordon Cooper


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Leroy Cooper was one of the first seven American astronauts named in 1959. He flew one of the early missions into space aboard Faith 7 in 1963. His 22 orbits around the earth became the longest space flight at that time in history. Cooper died in 2004

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Located on Hy 177 north of Shawnee and Tecumseh

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