COOPER'S GEMINI TRAINING NOTES—ELECTRICAL FAILURES. Electrical Sequential System Failures, a four sheet briefing hand-out provided to Gordon Cooper having eight separate sets of manuscript notes by Cooper.
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COOPER'S GEMINI TRAINING NOTES—ELECTRICAL FAILURES. Electrical Sequential System Failures, a 4-sheet briefing hand-out provided to Gordon Cooper having eight separate sets of manuscript notes by Cooper.
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COOPER'S GEMINI TRAINING NOTES—ELECTRICAL FAILURES. Electrical Sequential System Failures, a four sheet briefing hand-out provided to Gordon Cooper having eight separate sets of manuscript notes by Cooper. COOPER'S GEMINI TRAINING NOTES—ELECTRICAL FAILURES. Electrical Sequential System Failures, a four sheet briefing hand-out provided to Gordon Cooper having eight separate sets of manuscript notes by Cooper.
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COOPER'S GEMINI TRAINING NOTES—ELECTRICAL FAILURES.
Electrical Sequential System Failures, a 4-sheet briefing hand-out provided to Gordon Cooper having eight separate sets of manuscript notes by Cooper. There are over a dozen other marks by Cooper, mainly underlining of important topics.

The sheets cover failures such as pressure meters, abort lights, lift-off signal failure, jett(ison) retro failure, and para(chute) failure with the last option for this scenario to EJECT, which has been circled by Cooper. A separate topic listed as "Circuit Breakers – Sequential – Failures" covers Boost Insert, Boost Cut-Off, automatic and manual retro firings, retro sequences, and landing sequences.
Cooper's manuscript notes include: "Outboard needles, inboard needles – Switch over – Can not Switch" relating to launch vehicle power failures. Also: "Pilot should back-up auto by one second" and "main chute deploy method in event of drogue failure."
INSCRIBED and SIGNED by GORDON COOPER: "Briefing notes – 1965, Gordon Cooper" near the top of the first sheet.
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