55 years ago… Gemini V … 8 Days in a Garbage Can
September 1965, Gemini V astronauts Charles Pete Conrad and Gordon Cooper waved at officials while boarding a plane to leave Cape Canaveral Florida for NASA MSC in Houston Texas. Note Conrad wore his Glycine Airman automatic pilot watch, which he later also wore onboard Gemini X in September 1966. In this way, his trusty Glycine Airman GMT pilot watch accumulated 10 days 22 hours in space, of which 2 hours 45 minutes exposed to outer space!
Pete Conrad described the mission in the tiny two men Gemini capsule as “ 8 days in a garbage can ”.