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21/08/1965 Gemini 5 is launched

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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