2 Persons on Mission Gemini 5

Charles Conrad
space, moon, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Peter Conrad Jr.
Also Known As:
Charles "Pete" Conrad
Pete Conrad
Nickname(s):
Pete
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Third man on the moon in the Apollo 12 mission. Died in a motorcycle accident.

Space Missions:

Apollo 12 (1969)
Second landing, in Ocean of Storms near Surveyor 3.
Gemini 11 (1966)
Gemini record altitude with apogee of 739.2 nautical miles reached using the Agena Target Vehicle propulsion system after first orbit rendezvous and docking. Gordon made a 33-minute EVA and two-hour standup EVA. 44 orbits.
Gemini 5 (1965)
First week-long flight. First use of fuel cells for electrical power. Evaluated guidance and navigation system for future rendezvous missions. Completed 120 orbits.
Skylab 2

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Gordon Cooper
space

Real/Birth Name:
Leroy Gordon Cooper Jr.
Nickname(s):
Gordo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut.

Space Missions:

Gemini 5 (1965)
First week-long flight. First use of fuel cells for electrical power. Evaluated guidance and navigation system for future rendezvous missions. Completed 120 orbits.
Mercury-Atlas 9 (1963)
Call sign: Faith 7. 22 orbits. First American in space for over a day. Last American solo mission. Recovered by USS Kearsarge.

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