MISSION ENDED ON THIS DAY IN 1965

Gemini-5

gemini 5 crew
Gemini 5 astronauts Charles Conrad Jr. (left), pilot, and L. Gordon Cooper
Jr., command pilot

Gemini 5, carrying astronauts Gordon Cooper and Charles "Pete" Conrad was
the third crewed Earth-orbiting spacecraft of the Gemini series. The mission
was launched on August 21, 1965 and was designed to last eight days. Its
mission included demonstrating a long-duration crewed flight. evaluate the
effects of long periods of weightlessness, test rendezvous capabilities and
maneuvers along with conducting other experiments.

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gemini5 rec 1

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Gordo Cooper is hoisted to the recovery chopper after the Gemini 5 splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean

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