50 years ago: Gemini 5 - Spacecraft recovery and inspection
Day Wave - I'm Still Here (Gemini 5 Launch 8mm Footage)
Gemini 5 Launch 8mm Footage
The mission broke the previous Soviet record for spaceflight duration. It was possible because of the new fuel cells that generated enough electricity. These cells were a pivotal innovation for future Apollo flights. Astronauts Gordon Cooper and Pete Conrad also practiced a space rendezvous with "pod" deployed from the spacecraft.
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