Gemini 5



DescriptionGemini 5 (officially Gemini V) was a 1965 manned spaceflight in NASAs Gemini program. It was the third manned Gemini flight, the 11th manned American flight and the 19th spaceflight of all time (includes X-15 flights over 100 kilometers (54 nmi)). It was also the first time an American manned space mission held the world record for duration, set on August 26, 1965, by breaking the Soviet Union's previous record set by Vostok 5 in 1963.
Year of flight1965
Distance travelled (km)5,242,682
Mission Duration7 days 22 hours 55 minutes 14 seconds
Days of mission8
Launch Date21/08/1965
Landing Date29/08/1965
Launch site (Mapping)Cape Canaveral Airforce Station
Landing site (Mapping)29.783, -69.7567
Landing site29.783, -69.7567
Launch mass (kg)3605
OperatorNASA
Epoch23/08/1965
Reference systemGeocentric
Perigee (km)162.00
Apogee (km)350.10
Orbital period (minutes)89.59
Orbits completed120
Inclination (degreees)32.61
Crew size2
MembersL. Gordon Cooper Jr. Charles "Pete" Conrad Jr.
Spacecraft typeGemini SC5
Spacecraft ManucaturerMcDonnell
Source (Wikipedia Page)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_5