DescriptionGemini 5 World Record Certification Documents Signed by Mission Commander Gordon Cooper, Originally from the Personal Collection of Mission Pilot Charles Conrad. Two documents, as follows:
(1) Fédération Aéronautique Internationale: A 14" x 10.5" partly-printed certificate, filled in by hand and signed by three officials. It states that Cooper and Conrad of the United States set a world record in Gemini 5 for a distance flown of 5,331,752 kilometers. Mounted on a board. Extremely fine condition.
(2) National Aeronautic Association: A 12" x 15" partly-printed certificate, filled in by hand and signed by two officials. It states that Cooper and Conrad set a world record for "Distance with Earth Orbit, Gemini 5 Spacecraft, 21-29 August 1965" of 3,312,997 miles. Mounted on board. Very fine condition.
Their record would last less than four months. The very next mission to launch, Gemini 7, traveled 5.6 million miles.
Gordon Cooper has signed each certificate at the lower left: "8 Days or Bust! Gordon Cooper Gemini 5".
Included with this lot are separate color photos of Cooper holding these certificates.
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