Leap of Faith: an Astronaut's Journey Into the Unknown

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Leap of Faith: an Astronaut's Journey Into the Unknown

by Gordon Cooper

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Gordon Cooper was one of the original Mercury Seven astronauts, a select group of the nation's top military test pilots who braved the frontiers of space in the days when strapping yourself to a rocket meant you would be either a hundred miles up or six feet under. Today he is undeniably a part of our nation's history as one of the four surviving Mercury Seven space pioneers. In Leap of Faith, Cooper not only reveals compellingly what went on behind the scenes of the early U.S. space program, but he also takes dead aim at the next millennium of space travel with his strong views on the existence of extraterrestrial intelligence--and even the distinct possibility that we have already had contact.

During his distinguished military flying career, Cooper was one of the best of the best at Edwards Air Force Base, where the setting of world records for speed, endurance, and altitude was an everyday occurrence. Even before joining this nation's newly formed manned space program, he understood the dangerous nature of new technologies: hanging it over the edge and pushing the envelope, then hauling it back in and doing it again tomorrow.

"Gordo" Cooper learned to fly with his father at age eight in his hometown of Shawnee, Oklahoma, and soloed by the time he was twelve. As an impressionable boy, he met overnight visitors to the Cooper household, including famous aviators like Amelia Earhart and Wiley Post, which only heightened his desire to take to the skies.

Ride with Cooper through his adventurous life in the cockpits of planes and spacecraft alike--he was the last American to go into space alone, exactly thirty-five years ago. He flew in Mercury and Gemini, and served as head of flight crew operations for both Apollo and Skylab, America's first orbiting space station. He was also backup command pilot for Apollo X and directed design input changes for the space shuttle program. He was buddies with Gus Grissom, who died in the tragic Apollo I fire at Cape Canaveral, and was close to Wernher von Braun, the German rocket scientist who was responsible for the United States beating Russia into space, and then to the Moon. Through it all, Cooper, a hero who shuns the label, speaks candidly of his defeats as well as his accomplishments. His life is a tapestry of space travel in the twentieth century.

And beyond. From a source as credible as Gordo Cooper come these claims: He innocently took revealing pictures of the mysterious Area 51 during his Gemini mission and ended up in the White House speaking about it to the president of the United States; he and other military pilots have chased unidentified aircraft in their Jets; and footage of UFOs taken by his film crew was confiscated by the government, all part of the U.S. military's long-time UFO cover-up.

Buckle yourself in and prepare for a wild ride; Leap of Faith takes you places you have never been before---and with Cooper's firm hand at the controls.

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Leap of Faith: an Astronaut's Journey Into the Unknown

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0060194162. White / blue hardcovers in fine condition. Tightly bound with a bright, unmarked interior. Very light spine end bumping. The DJ is unclipped and in Very Good++ condition, very moderate cover wear." As one of the original Mercury 7 astronauts, Gordon Cooper made history and is a living legend. In this compelling down-to-earth memoir, Cooper recalls his adventurous life pushing the envelope in the cockpits of planes and spacecraft alike. He also offers deeply held views on the next millennium of space travel and on the existence of extraterrestrial intelligence."; B&W Photographs; 9.30 X 6.10 X 1.10 inches; 288 pages.

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Very good ex-library book with the usual stamps, numbers & plastic over the cover. Plastic shows some scuffing wear and the cover a little wear to the bottom edge & corner of the book. Pages are free of writing & tight with some corner & edge wear and the picture pages show some yellowing. Outside edge of pages has some dirt wear.

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by Gordon Cooper

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Hardcover with dustjacket, first printing as indicated by the publisher's "1" in the number line on copyright page, book and dustjacket are in excellent condition, there are no remarkable flaws, the original price is present and a professional (removable) mylar cover is included, Cooper, one of the original seven Mercury astronauts describes his experiences which include encounters with UFOs, illustrated with photos, nice gift/collector's copy.

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Book A real nice clean unmarked 279 page first edition hardcover with "1" present in number line. Dust jacket has just a little edgewear and a 1/2 inch tear top backside corner. Still is very nice. See scan. Has a picture section near center. Gordon Cooper was with a fledgling NASA as humankind took its first courageous steps into space. In his stirring memoir, the former Mercury astronaut takes readers on a revealing tour from the early days of the space program when there was a real likelihood of cataclysmic booster failure or being stranded in space, to the future of space exploration. 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 unshakable belief in extraterrestrial intelligence.

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Leap of Faith. an Astronaut's Journey Into the Unknown. [First Edition]

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0060194162. [8], 279 pages, 8 plates, cloth, DJ, very good. Stated first edition with "1" present in number line. From the DJ: "Gordon Cooper was one of the original Mercury Seven astronauts, a select group of the nation's top military test pilots who braved the frontiers of space in the days when strapping yourself to a rocket meant you would be either a hundred miles up or six feet under. Today he is undeniably a part of our nation's history as one of the four surviving Mercury Seven space pioneers. In Leap of Faith, Cooper not only reveals compellingly what went on behind the scenes of the early U. S. Space program, but he also takes dead aim at the next millennium of space travel with his strong views on the existence of extraterrestrial intelligence¿and even the distinct possibility that we have already had contact. During his distinguished military flying career, Cooper was one of the best of the best at Edwards Air Force Base, where the setting of world records for speed, endurance, and altitude was an everyday occurrence." From Wikipedia: "He held claim until his death that the U. S. Government is indeed covering up information about UFOs. He gave the example of President Harry Truman who said on April 4, 1950, "I can assure you that flying saucers, given that they exist, are not constructed by any power on Earth." He also pointed out that there were hundreds of reports made by his fellow pilots, many coming from military jet pilots sent to respond to radar or visual sightings from the ground. In his memoirs, Cooper wrote he had seen other unexplained aircraft several times during his career, and also said hundreds of similar reports had been made. He further claimed these sightings had been "swept under the rug" by the U. S. Government. Throughout his later life Cooper expressed repeatedly in interviews he had seen UFOs and described his recollections for the documentary Out of the Blue. "; 9.30 X 6.10 X 1.10 inches.

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by Gordon [With Bruce Henderson] Cooper

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8vo; 279 pages. 0060194162. A most beautiful First Edition/First Printing in unread Fine condition in alike dustjacket; One of the original Mercury 7 astronauts--a select group of the nation's top military test pilots chosen for America's newly formed manned space exploration program--Gordon Cooper made history. Now, in this compelling, down-to-earth memoir, he recalls his adventurous life pushing the envelope in the cockpits of planes and spacecraft alike. He also looks toward the next millennium of space travel, offering deeply held views on the existence of extraterrestrial intelligence--including the distinct possibility that we have already made contact.

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Signed by Author Signed by author/astronaut Gordon Cooper on title page. There are two very tiny stains at the outer top edge of the front cover and bottom rear corner bumped else fine.

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by Bruce Henderson Gordon Cooper

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Signed. First Edition. Signed by Author, Gordon Cooper. 1st Edition, 3rd printing. Jacket in Good condition. Photos available upon request; Nice clean copy. Family owned since 1989. Selling online since 1995. Exceptional shopping experience, 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!

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