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Space History Photo: Conrad and Cooper Practice Survival Training

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The Prime crew for the Gemini 5 space flight complete practice survival training on July 21, 1965. (Image credit: NASA.)

In this historical photo from the U.S. space agency, the Prime crew for the Gemini 5 space flight, astronauts Charles Conrad Jr., (in water) and L. Gordon Cooper Jr. (in raft), practice survival techniques following successful egress from their Gemini Static Article V spacecraft in the Gulf of Mexico. Cooper is command pilot and Conrad is pilot for the Gemini 5 mission.

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