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Item 8079 - MA-9: Gordon Cooper Post-Mercury Archive Catalog 498 (Apr 2017)

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Archive of material from Gordon Cooper's personal files dating to after his historic Mercury-Atlas 9 mission, highlighted by five pages of handwritten notes largely concerning his complaints with the way NASA was being run. In part: "I. Morale. 1. Delays in getting correspondence. B. Shepard & North making 'technical' decisions w/o ever checking with experts in various fields. C. Coordination between crews. D. Interchange of info betw. crews. E. Astros are always last @ MSC to know of crew assignments—Rumours are not helped by Shepard's caustic comments to more junior astros…F. Information is never passed on to your office—it dies in Shepard's office." Includes a few internal NASA memos from 1968-1969, a binder of NASA tech briefings from 1971, and two binders of General Dynamics departmental instructions from 1977. In overall very good to fine condition.

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