G E M I N I   5


Gemini Goals

The second U.S. manned space program was announced in January 1962.
Its two-man crew gave it its name, Gemini, for the third constellation of the
Zodiac and its twin stars, Castor and Pollux. Gemini involved 12 flights,
including two unmanned flight tests of the equipment. Like Mercury's, its major objectives were clear-cut:

  • To subject man and equipment to space flight up to two weeks in duration.
  • To rendezvous and dock with orbiting vehicles and to maneuver the docked combination by using the target vehicle's propulsion system;
  • To perfect methods of entering the atmosphere and landing at a preselected point on land. Its goals were also met, with the exception of a land landing, which was cancelled in 1964.


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Crew Signed


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Gordon Cooper
(see also, Faith 7 - Mercury)

all photographs measure 8x10 unless otherwise specified

Gordon Cooper hand signed on cream colored 3x5 index card.  Outstanding condition.

#GC - Index

NASA press release glossy showing Gordo and Pete Conrad inspecting their craft prior to the mission itself.  Perfect condition.  Hand signed by Gordo neatly in blue sharpie. 


#Gemini Cooper - 3  $110 

NASA press release glossy showing Gordo just prior to Gemini V launch.


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Vintage NASA press release glossy showing Gordo meeting to discuss his upcoming mission.  You may recognize Deke Slayton, John Young, Wally Schirra, Pete Conrad and Tom Stafford also at the table with Gordo.  Pristine condition and neatly hand signed by Gordon Cooper in blue sharpie. 


#Gemini Cooper - 4  $110

Gordon Cooper hand signed cover with KSC Gemini 12 cachet for which Gordo was the backup CDR.  Gordo hand signs and adds GT12 BU CDR.  It is cancelled at Cape Canaveral, Fl. on Nov. 11, 1966 (GT-12 launch day).  Very nice! 


#Gemini Cooper - GT12 BU













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