This Astronaut Discovered Caches Of Treasure While Up In Space And Kept Them Secret Until His Death

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Gordon Cooper Jr. was a brave and skilled astronaut – almost the stereotype of an all-American good guy. But on one of his missions for NASA he actually discovered something extraordinary. What’s more he’d made the discovery in a clandestine manner. In fact, it wasn’t until well after his death in 2004 that the story finally came out. And then a marine treasure hunter was able to use the results of Cooper’s activities in a remarkable way.