|Mission Number: GT-05||21-29 August 1965|
Leroy Cooper , Commander
Charles Conrad , Pilot
Neil Armstrong, Commander
Elliott See, Pilot
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. There was a problem with the fuel cell which precluded rendezvous with the radar evaluation pod (REP). The fuel cells were then shut down. Much time was spent drifting in an effort to conserve fuel.
Incorrect navigation coordinates transmitted to the spacecraft computer from the ground caused a failure in the demonstration of controlled reentry guidance and an 89 mile overshoot of the landing zone.
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 embarrassment if the mission was cut short.
Gemini V is on display at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX.
|The original patch|
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