Pete Conrad facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsCharles "Pete" Conrad, Jr.
June 2, 1930|
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Died||July 8, 1999
Ojai, California, U.S.
|Other occupation||Test pilot|
|Rank||Captain, United States Navy|
|Time in space||49 days, 3 hours, 38 minutes|
|Selection||Group 2 (1962)|
|Missions||Gemini 5, Gemini 11, Apollo 12, Skylab 2|
On August 21, 1965, Conrad flew into space as pilot of Gemini 5. This was the third trip by astronauts in NASA's Project Gemini. The trip lasted until August 29, 1965. Conrad made another spaceflight as command pilot (pilot in charge) of Gemini 11. This was the ninth trip by astronauts in Project Gemini. The trip lasted from September 12, 1966 to September 15, 1966.
Conrad made his third space flight as spacecraft commander (person in charge) of Apollo 12. This was the second trip to land astronauts on the moon. The trip lasted from November 14, 1969 to November 24, 1969.
Conrad flew in space for the fourth time as commander of the Skylab 2 flight. This was the first flight to take astronauts to Skylab, the first space station sent into space by the United States. The trip lasted from May 25, 1973 to June 22, 1973.
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Conrad appeared as a spokesman for American Express
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