|Mission Number: GT-05||21-29 August 1965|
Location: Cape Kennedy Air Force Station
Date: 21 August 1965
Time: 13:59:59 UTC
Mission Duration: 7 days, 23 hours, 55 minutes, 14 seconds
Date: 29 August 1965
Time: 13:55:13 UTC
Location: Atlantic Ocean (29° 44' N, 69° 45' W)
Vessel: USS Lake Champlain (CVS-39)
The space endurance record was finally snatched from the Soviets, but otherwise was a boring mission. Much time was spent drifting in an effort to conserve fuel.
Gemini V was the first manned U.S. spaceflight with an official insignia. However, NASA required that a portion of the patch be covered during the flight to avoid embarassment if the mission was cut short.
Gemini V is on display at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX.
|The original patch|