WITH GORDON COOPER'S signed provenance letter which reads: "The enclosed 45 Gemini photographs include many of the training and day-to-day tasks that I and my fellow astronauts performed. The competition for flight slots was intense but we all worked together to achieve the national goal of landing men on the moon by the end of the 1960 decade. That level of achievement to reach such an immensely difficult goal has yet to happen again the United States space program.Looking through this set of Gemini photographs brings back my memories of those very busy and challenging days. It was a time that I will always remember.My space flights were the Mercury Atlas 9 (Faith 7) mission of May 1963 and the Gemini 5 flight flown during August of 1965. The Faith 7 mission was the longest and from my view point the “best” of all those early Mercury flights. Charles “Pete” Conrad flew with me in the two man Gemini spacecraft. We were the first crew to have a mission emblem designed for use on our space suits.
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