Gordon Cooper & Charles Conrad

Leroy Gordon Cooper, Jr. (March 6, 1927October 4, 2004), also known as Gordon Cooper, was an American aeronautical engineer, test pilot and one of the seven original astronauts in Project Mercury, the first manned space program of the United States. Charles Conrad Abbott (June 4, 1843 – July 27, 1919) was an American archaeologist and naturalist. 4.0/5

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REAL AMERICAN HEROES . . . Portrait of the first two groups of astronauts. The seven original Mercury astronauts plus new members of the astronaut corps. Seated from left to right are: Gordon Cooper, Gus Grissom, Scott Carpenter, Wally Schirra, John Glenn, Alan Shepard and Deke Slayton. Standing from left to right are: Edward White, James McDivitt, John Young, Elliot See, Charles Conrad, Frank Borman, Neil Armstrong, Thomas Stafford, and James Lovell.
On 21 August 1965, Gemini V was launched. Astronauts were Gordon Cooper, Jr., USAF, (Command Pilot) and Lieutenant Commander Charles Conrad Jr., USN, (Pilot). They completed 120 orbits in almost 8 days at an altitude of 349.8 km. Recovery was by helicopter from USS Lake Champlain (CVS-39).
Welcome back from Xcountry Camp Eric Stange 1965: Gemini 5 launches on an eight day (or bust!) mission with Gordon Cooper and Charles Conrad.
Great photo of astronauts Gordon Cooper and Charles Conrad in 1965. Note that Conrad is wearing his Omega Speedmaster.
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