In the 1960s, astronauts were rock stars. Gordon "Gordo" Cooper was one of these original icons. He is considered one of NASA's original space pioneers, uncovering troves of data and taking some of the most iconic photographs of Earth. In 1963 onboard Faith 7, Gordon smashed the record for the longest space flight by completing a 122 hour mission aboard but during this mission he also discovered something incredible ... a secret he'd keep for decades.
While circling the Earth, he noted an anomaly around the South Caribbean. During his 122-hour journey, he allegedly captured over 100 more of these anomalies. Working for decades in secret, Gordon created a map that he believed could uncover billions of dollars-worth of treasure.
Before passing away, Gordon shared his secret with his long-time friend Darrell Miklos. Gordon shared his files full of meticulous research with the hope that his exploration would continue and the treasure would ultimately be found.
Darrell is now setting out with a team of seasoned explorers and researchers to uncover treasure and once and for all accomplish Gordon's long-held dream.
"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.