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Gemini V

Mission Number: GT-0521-29 August 1965

Crew:
    Leroy Cooper [2], Commander
    Charles Conrad [1], Pilot

Backup Crew:
    Neil Armstrong, Commander
    Elliott See, Pilot

Launch:
    Location: Cape Kennedy Air Force Station
    Pad: LC-19
    Date: 21 August 1965
    Time: 13:59:59 UTC

Flight:
    Mission Duration: 7 days, 23 hours, 55 minutes, 14 seconds
    Orbits: 120

Landing:
    Date: 29 August 1965
    Time: 13:55:13 UTC

Recovery:
    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.

gemini5.gif The original patch

 


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