Leap of Faith: An Astronaut's Journey into the Unknown

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HarperCollins, Jan 8, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages

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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About the author (2002)

Gordon Cooper is a living legend in aeronautics and space exploration. Now seventy-two, he does deep-sea salvaging and designs aircraft inspired by the UFOs he has observed and studied. A retired USAF colonel, he lives in Los Angeles, California.

Bruce Henderson has written more than twenty books, including the national bestseller Hero Found and Rescue at Los Baņos. Henderson served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ranger (CVA-61) during the Vietnam War. He lives in Menlo Park, California.

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