A true American hero, Gordon "Gordo" Cooper was with a fledgling NASA as humankind took its first courageous steps into space. In this stirring memoir, the former Mercury astronaut takes readers on a revealing tour from the early days of the space programme when there was a real likelihood of cataclysmic booster failure or being stranded in space, to the future of space exploration.
As a true space programme insider, Cooper offers a unique perspective and insight to the challenges of space and tackles hot-button issues such as the secrets of Area 51 and the existence of UFOs. His controversial conclusions are well thought out and even astonishing, and they reveal his strong and unshakeable belief in extraterrestrial intelligence.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 09 / 2000