“The greatest treasure hunt on earth, began in space,” is only one of the things you need to know about the new series on Discovery, “Cooper’s Treasure”. Tuesday night April 18 at 10 p.m. follow the work begun by Gordon Cooper, the youngest and the flashiest of the seven original Mercury Space Program astronauts. In a preview clip from “Good Morning America” posted below, catch a glimpse of what caught his eye from space and what he did to further his treasure hunt during his lifetime.
In the early sixties, interest was beginning to heat up in what became known as the Bermuda Triangle, a place where ships and plane disappeared, never to be found. Was there treasure among the wreckage? That’s what Gordo, as he was called by all who knew him, wanted to know and find out.
Working for decades in secret, using the information he collected while orbiting the Earth, Cooper created a document that he thought could lead to unimaginable wealth. He shared information with one person, long-time friend Darrell Miklos, who is now on the quest for what might lie beneath the sea.
“Cooper’s Treasure” is produced for Discovery Channel by AMPLE and Amblin Television. For AMPLE, Executive Producers are Ari Mark and Phil Lott. For Amblin Television, Executive Producers are Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey. For Discovery Channel, Executive Producers are Joseph Boyle and Coordinating Producer Brian Peterson
Image credit: Discovery Communications Video credit: ABC/Good Morning America, used with permission