[GEMINI 5] VINTAGE SILVER GELATIN PRINT OF CHARLES "PETE" CONRAD, SUITING UP, CA AUGUST 1965.
[GEMINI 5] VINTAGE SILVER GELATIN PRINT OF CHARLES "PETE" CONRAD, SUITING UP, CA AUGUST 1965.
[GEMINI 5] VINTAGE SILVER GELATIN PRINT OF CHARLES "PETE" CONRAD, SUITING UP, CA AUGUST 1965.
[GEMINI 5] VINTAGE SILVER GELATIN PRINT OF CHARLES "PETE" CONRAD, SUITING UP, CA AUGUST 1965.
[GEMINI 5] VINTAGE SILVER GELATIN PRINT OF CHARLES "PETE" CONRAD, SUITING UP, CA AUGUST 1965.
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From the Estate of NASA Senior Photographer Bill Taub

[GEMINI 5] VINTAGE SILVER GELATIN PRINT OF CHARLES "PETE" CONRAD, SUITING UP, CA AUGUST 1965.

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 USD

From the Estate of NASA Senior Photographer Bill Taub

[GEMINI 5] VINTAGE SILVER GELATIN PRINT OF CHARLES "PETE" CONRAD, SUITING UP, CA AUGUST 1965.

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 USD

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From the Estate of NASA Senior Photographer Bill Taub

[GEMINI 5] 

CHARLES "PETE" CONRAD, SUITING UP. CA AUGUST 1965.


Vintage silver gelatin print, image taken by Bill Taub, 10 3/4 by 13 3/4 inches, mounted on matboard; some toning to mat, a few minor chips to margins.


A STRIKING IMAGE OF CONRAD BEFORE HIS FIRST SPACE FLIGHT, GEMINI 5


The Gemini 5 launched from the Kennedy Space Center on 21 August 1965, with Command Plot Gordon Cooper and Pilot Pete Conrad on board. Gemini 5 doubled the U.S space-flight record of Gemini 4 to eight days⁠—precisely the length of time it would take to fly to the Moon, land, and then return. The Gemini cabin was cramped (about the size of the front seat of Volkswagen Beetle), and Conrad⁠—who was known for always having a quip ready⁠—called the mission "Eight days in a garbage can." 

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