In the 1960s, the “Original 7” astronauts were both rock stars and daredevils. Gordon Cooper was the youngest and the flashiest of the bunch; he first took orbit in Mercury-Atlas 9, setting a record that still holds today for the longest solo space flight in US history.
Considered one of NASA’s original space pioneers, Cooper broke the record for the longest space flight onboard Faith 7. During one of his key missions, while Cooper claimed to be scouring the globe for nuclear sites, he actually discovered something else: shipwrecks. Working for decades in secret, using the information he collected while orbiting the Earth, Cooper created a treasure map from space. Before passing away, Cooper shared his secret with long-time friend Darrell Miklos with the hope that his exploration would continue and the treasure would ultimately be found.
Miklos is now setting out on a personal quest to fulfill the legacy of his lost mentor, once and for all realising Cooper’s long-held dream and proving to the world that the mysterious documents hold the key for a new generation of explorers.