Portrait of Pete Conrad
Charles "Pete" Conrad was an American astronaut who was born on June 2,
1930, in Pennsylvania.
Before he became an astronaut, Conrad served as a Naval test pilot.
Conrad became an astronaut in 1962. He has spent over 1180 hours in
space on 4 spaceflights.
In 1965, Conrad piloted Gemini 5. He and his partner, Gordon Cooper,
spent 191 hours on this mission. Conrad made his second spaceflight
aboard Gemini 11 in 1966. This mission made an altitude record of 850
Conrad became the third person to walk on the moon in 1969. He commanded
the Apollo 12 mission of which he collected moon samples. Conrad made
his last spaceflight in 1973 on Skylab 2. The crew spent over 28 days
Conrad died in 1999 from a motocycle accident. He was 69 years old.
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