MAY 15, 1963 >> IN ORBIT AROUND EARTH
Major Gordon Cooper was the last American to fly solo in space. On May 15, 1963 he was launched into orbit. On his final of 22 orbits he reported to the tracking station at Muchea, near Perth Australia, that he saw a glowing green object quickly approaching from the front. The UFO was picked up by the radar at the tracking station. NBC was covering the flight step by step and reported the sighting. When Cooper landed reporters were told they could not ask him about the sighting.
Cooper latter revealed that all astronauts are aware of aliens but must remain silent. He claims that everyday UFOs are spotted on radar and documentation of alien UFOs exists. This evidence has been concealed for fear of a national panic.