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Gemini 5 Flight Press Kit

Gemini 5 Flight Press Kit

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Broke record for longest flight to date. First use of fuel cells.
Broke record for longest flight to date. First use of fuel cells.

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S
S
.-.
.
CONTENTS
GENERAL
NEWS
RELEASE
.........................
-
BACKGROUND
INFORT./Y1TION
Mission Description
.......................
6-11
Illustration
of
REP
.......................
6A
Crew
Training Backgroupd-Gemini
5..
.......
1
-14
Immediate Preflight Crew Activities
.....
3-14
Fligh‘c Activities
.....................
..14
Summary Flight Plan
.......................
15-18
Flight
Data
...............................
19
Orbits
-
Revolutions
......................
19-20Weather F3quirements
.......................
0-21
Launch Countdown
..........................2
2-2
3
Crew
Safety
..............................2
Q-
1
During Launch
...........................2
4-26Abort Procedures
........................
25
Inflight
................................
25
Reentry. Landj
.
ng and Recovery
...........
7-31Parachute Landing Sequence
..............
8Gemini Survival Package
...................
31-33
Gemini
5
Suit
.............................
33-31
Food
for
Gemini
5
.........................
3
5-37
Gemini
5
Menu
...........................
37
Medical Checks
............................
3tj
Body Waste Disposal
.......................
38
Gemini Spacecraft
.........................
9-49
Reentry Module
...........................
39-40
RCS
Function (Illustration)
.............
2Maneuvering Control (Illustration).
....
4
4.
Adapter Section
.........................4
-41
Spacecraft Responses
To
Orbit
AltitudeControl Thrust (Illustration)
.........
3
Launch
is
scheduled no earlier than August
19
 
Liquid Rocket Systems (Illustration)
...
15
Electrical Power System
................
7-11'
Gemini Launch Vehicle
.....................
50-52
Gemini
5
Experiments
.....................
3-72
Work Tolerance
.....
53-54
Inflight Phonocardiogram
...............
1
Human Otolith Function.,
..............
5
5-56;
Synoptic Terrain Photography
...........
57-51
Zodiacal Light Photography..
...........
3
Electrostatic Charge.,.
................
-65
Nearby Object Photography
...........
..5.
3-59
Celestial Radiometry
...................
69
Surface Photography
....................
70
Space Object Radiometry
................
70'71
Mission Computing Requirements
.........
74
Network, Configuration, Capability
.....
79
Crew Biographies
........................
80-81
1
Lo
Gordon Cooper, Jr
..................3
0-sl
Charles Conrad,
Jr
.....................
$2
Neil
A
.
Armstrong
......................
3
Previous Gemini Flights
..................
-gg
Gemini
1
..............................
8
5-25
Gemini
3
................................
7
:x3
Gemini
4
...............................
33
-39
Thrust Chamber Arragement (111ustration)46Rendezvous Radar
........................4.
-L19
Inflight Exercise:Bone Demineralization
..................
511
Cardiovascular Conditioning
............
55
Cardiovascular Effects
of
Space Flight
..5
-57
Synoptic Weather Photography
..,........6
1-b2
Cloud Top Spectrometer
.................
3-54
Visual Acuity
..........................5
4-55
Basic Object Photography
...............
58
Manned Space Flight Tracking Network
......
2-79
Goddard Computer Support
...............
73-74
NASA Communications Network
............
75-76
Spacecraft Communications
...............7
-77
Network Responsibility
..................7-78
84
lliot
M
.
See,
Jr
......................
Gemini
2
................................
-.7
Project Officials
........................
90
U
S
Manned Space Flights(Chart)
.........
91
Conversion Table
.........................
92
 
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE
ADMINISTRATION
WASHINGTON,
D.C.
20546
WO
2-4155TELS’
WO
36915
FOR RELEASE:
THURSDAY
PM
August
12,
1965
RELEASE
NO:
65-262
NASA
SCHEDULES
EIGHT-DAY
MANNED
SPACE FLIGHTThe National Aeronautics and Space Administration
will
launch the Gemini
5
eight-day manned space flight mission noearlier than Aug.
19
at
Cape Kennedy, Fla.
A
flail
duration mission would achieve the longest mannedspace flight to date.Astronaut
L.
Gordon Cooper,
Jr.,will
be command pilotand Astronaut Charles Conrad,
Jr.,will
be pilot for the mission.The backup crew
is
Astronaut Neil
A.
Armstrong,CommandThe backup crew
will
re-
ilot, and Elliott
M.
See, pilot.place the primary crew should either member
of
that
team
becomeineligible for the flight.Gemini
5
will
be launched
by
a
two-stageTitan
11,
a
modi-ffed
U.
s.
Air
Force Intercontinental
Ballistic
Missile,
into
an orbit with
a
high point
of
219
statute miles and low point
of 100
miles,between
33
degrees
north
and south
of
the
Equator.Each orbit
will
take about
90
minutes and range
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