Gemini V (Gemini 5)

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Human Exploration

Low Earth Orbit Space Launch Complex 19 Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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.

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Additional Media

Gemini 5 Launch 8mm Footage

In 1965 Peter Faulkner recorded these images directly from what the TV networks were broadcasting using an 8mm movie camera. They are presented here as they ...

Gemini 5

Recently discovered NASA footage of the Gemini 5 mission with astronauts Gordon Cooper and Pete Conrad!

Titan II

Family: Titan
Configuration: GLV

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.

Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    33.2 m
  • Diameter
    3.05 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    154 T
  • Thrust
    1913 kN
Family
  • Name
    Titan II
  • Family
    Titan
  • Variant
    GLV
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Titan II GLV
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    3850 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Gemini SC5


In-active Human Rated Crew On-board: 2 Crew Capacity: 2
Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Serial Number: 5

Gemini SC5 is the Gemini capsule used for the Gemini 5 mission launched on August 21, 1965 and crewed by astronauts L. Gordon Cooper, Jr. (command pilot) and Charles "Pete" Conrad, Jr. (pilot).

Gemini Details

Crew


Gordon Cooper

Command Pilot - American - (NASA)

Status: Deceased

Date of Birth: March 6, 1927
Date of Death: Oct. 4, 2004

Pete Conrad

Pilot - American - (NASA)

Status: Deceased

Date of Birth: June 2, 1930
Date of Death: June 8, 1999

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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Administrator: Jim Bridenstine Founded: 1958 Successes: 38 Failures: 3 Pending: 8

Agency Type: Government

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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Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Pad: Space Launch Complex 19


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