Nasa daily picture for August 29: Aug. 29, 1965 - Gemini V Crew Returns to Earth

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Two astronauts in flight suits walk across carrier deck, waving

Gemini V command pilot Gordon Cooper (right) and Charles "Pete" Conrad, pilot, walk across the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Lake Champlain following their spacecraft's recovery from the ocean on Aug. 29, 1965.

The eight-day Gemini V endurance mission doubled America's spaceflight record set two months earlier. It also tested technology that would help make longer missions possible, allowing astronauts to meet the challenges for landing on the moon and laying the groundwork for long-duration missions aboard the International Space Station.

Image Credit: NASA



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