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Gemini V

Titan II GLV

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Launch Status
Success

Crew

Gordon Cooper

Gordon Cooper

Command Pilot

Status: Deceased
3/6/1927 - 10/4/2004
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 5/15/1963
Last Flight: 8/21/1965

Leroy Gordon "Gordo" Cooper Jr. was an American aerospace engineer, test pilot, United States Air Force pilot, and the youngest of the seven original astronauts in Project Mercury, the first manned space program of the United States.

Cooper piloted the longest and final Mercury spaceflight in 1963. He was the first American to sleep in space during that 34-hour mission and was the last American to be launched alone to conduct an entirely solo orbital mission. In 1965, Cooper flew as Command Pilot of Gemini 5.

Pete Conrad

Pete Conrad

Pilot

Status: Deceased
6/2/1930 - 6/8/1999
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 8/21/1965
Last Flight: 5/25/1973

Charles "Pete" Conrad Jr. was an American NASA astronaut, aeronautical engineer, naval officer and aviator, test pilot, and during the Apollo 12 mission became the third man to walk on the Moon. Conrad was selected in NASA's second astronaut class.

Mission

Gemini V (Gemini 5)

Type: Human Exploration

Gemini 5 was the third crewed mission of the NASA's Project Gemini. The mission was commanded by Command Pilot L. Gordon Cooper, Jr. and Pilot Charles "Pete" Conrad, Jr. The mission began on August 21, 1965, 13:59:59 UTC and ended on August 29, 1965, 12:55:13 UTC.

Location

Space Launch Complex 19

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

215 rockets have launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, USA.

Space Launch Complex 19, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Titan II

Length: 33.2 meters
Diameter: 3.05 meters
First Launch: April 8, 1964

The Titan II GLV (Gemini Launch Vehicle) or Gemini-Titan II was an American expendable launch system derived from the Titan II missile, which was used to launch twelve Gemini missions for NASA between 1964 and 1966. Two unmanned launches followed by ten manned ones were conducted from Launch Complex 19 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, starting with Gemini 1 on April 8, 1964.

The Titan II rocket has been launched a total of 10 times with 10 successful and 0 failed launches.

Agency

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Type: Government
Abbreviation: NASA
Administration: Administrator: Jim Bridenstine
Founded: 1958
Launchers: Space Shuttle | SLS
Spacecraft: Orion
Country: USA

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA have many launch facilities but most are inactive. The most commonly used pad will be LC-39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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