See also: Conrad
BiographyAfter an aeronautical formation of Engineer to the University of Princeton, it enters the marine of the United States in 1953 where it becomes Test pilot then instructor. It is selected by NASA in the second group of Astronaute S in 1962. It took its retirement of NASA and the marine in 1973 and worked for various firms of which McDonnell Douglas. In the Nineties, it took part in trial flights of the experimental vehicle (controlled since the ground) Delta Clipper. It committed suicide in the motor bike on a road out of California.
Flights carried outPete Conrad was the 3rd man to be gone on the moon, and cumulated nearly 50 days in orbit during 4 missions.
- August 21st 1965: pilot of Gemini 5, it is the spationaut to spend more than one week in orbit, in company of his compatriot Gordon Cooper.
- the September 12th 1966, it beats the record of altitude of the time on board Gemini 11
- November 14th 1969: he is the commander of the second lunar forwarding Apollo 12. He was to also belong to the cancelled mission Apollo 20, which would have led it to go one second time on the moon.
- May 25th 1973: with the crew of Skylab 2, it beats the record of the time of duration of flight in space (more than 28 days), as well as the record of cumulated duration (more than 49 days)
- a summary of the accomplished flights
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