Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Dressed in a space suit, astronaut Leroy Gordon Cooper stands beside a recovered space capsule at Langley Field, Va. Cooper, known affectionately as "Gordo" to his fellow astronauts, is scheduled to make a number of important tests and experiments during his coming 22-orbit flight around the earth."
Date: April 18, 1963
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society