Retro Space Images: Remembering Gemini 5

Photo Credit: NASA / Retro Space Images

Photo Credit: NASA / Retro Space Images

Ready to Go: Astronauts Gordon Cooper and Pete Conrad were launched from Launch Complex 19 aboard Gemini 5 on this date in 1965. The astronauts spent eight cozy days in their spacecraft while completing the third manned mission in the Gemini Program. Cooper was one of the original Mercury astronauts, and Conrad would go on to become the third human to walk on the Moon during Apollo 12.

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