“Let’s go for a ride!” After one delay, Pete Conrad and crewmate Gordo Cooper finally got their chance on 21 August 1965.
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In 1965 on this date, Gemini V was launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida, carrying astronauts Pete Conrad and Gordon ‘Gordo’ Cooper into orbit on an 8-day mission. More information about Gemini V, its objectives and results, may be found at NASA’s feature pages here. .