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Gemini 5: Inside NASA's First 8-Day Space Mission of 1965

Mission Success

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On August 29, 1965, Astronauts L. Gordon Cooper, Jr., and Charles Conrad, Jr., exit the Gemini-5 spacecraft completing a successful mission. Navy divers assist them during the recovery operation.

Up to Safety

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Following a successful end to the Gemini-5 mission, astronaut L. Gordon Cooper, Jr., waits in the raft below while astronaut Charles Conrad, Jr., is raised to the recover helicopter.

Recovering the Capsule

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Part of the recovery efforts includes bringing the Gemini-5 spacecraft aboard the USS Lake Champlain, the recovery vessel.

Relating the Experience

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On September 9, 1965, Dr. Robert R. Gilruth, L. Gordon Cooper, Jr. and Charles Conrad, Jr., participate in a press conference about the Gemini-5 mission.

Gemini 5 Mission Flag

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A U.S. flag flown on NASA's Gemini 5 mission was found among the Clear Lake Theatre time capsule contents on April 20, 2016.

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