From "Cooper's Treasure" a new series on Discovery Channel, using maps created by astronaut Gordon Cooper

‘Cooper’s Treasure’ Debuts on Discovery: Treasure Hunt Begun in Space By Astronaut Gordon Cooper! (SNEAK PEEK)

“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 

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Email this to someoneShare on LinkedInPin on PinterestShare on RedditShare on StumbleUponShare on TumblrDigg this

1 thought on “‘Cooper’s Treasure’ Debuts on Discovery: Treasure Hunt Begun in Space By Astronaut Gordon Cooper! (SNEAK PEEK)

  1. Cooper probably did tell those stories, and they seem typical of the fantasies he descended into, in his final years. Cooper got involved in all sorts of weird projects once he didn’t get the moon flight he expected as his right,. and was eased out of NASA – but still enjoyed TV gigs. He became spokesman for a company selling magic engines that turned air into fuel [until it was shut down by the Federal Trade Commission]. He claimed he saved the shuttle program from a lethal design flaw by relaying a telepathic warning from space aliens. He naively flacked for several bogus aviation investment schemes that cost his friends and others who trusted him millions of dollars — and lost his own savings in them, too. He described his capsule getting hammered by a meteor storm that nobody back on Earth found even a scratch from — and he claimed to have taken photos from space on which you could read license plates. He packed a travel bag and his camera when he was promised a space ride on an alien craft, but then claimed it was cancelled because of an extraterrestrial political spat.

    My advice: Remember him and honor his glory days, don’t exploit his human failings in his declining years — as this show gives all indications it intends to do. Shameful.

Leave a Comment