Identify this UFO and Win 7 Grams of Lead

NASA classifies it as space debris. It was first spotted by Astronaut Gordon Cooper during his twenty-two-orbit Mercury-Atlas 9 flight in 1963. A spacecraft or satellite or some sort, he believed, much larger than any other man-made satellite of the time.

It was seen, on radar, by multiple witnesses at a NASA tracking station near Perth, Australia. The only official explanation given was that Cooper had breathed in too much CO2, giving him hallucinations. Which was all the confirmation UFO-cover-up-conspiracists needed. It became known as TBK—The Black Knight.

Then in 1987 the Endeavour Mission, STS-088, turned in these photos:

So what TBKF is it?

Use the form below to answer (by May 10, 2014). Best answer wins a copy of 7 Grams of Lead or Once a Spy (winner's choice). Note: All information above post came by way of websites I'd never heard of.

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