|Charles “Pete” Conrad, Jr.|
June 2, 1930|
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Died||July 8, 1999
Ojai, California, U.S.
|Charles Conrad, Jr.|
|Naval aviator, test pilot|
|Princeton University, B.S. 1953|
Time in space
|49d 03h 38m|
|Selection||1962 NASA Group 2|
Total EVA time
|12 hours 44 minutes|
|Missions||Gemini 5, Gemini 11, Apollo 12, Skylab 2|
Two Distinguished Flying Crosses
Two Navy Distinguished Service Medals
Two NASA Distinguished Service Medals
Two NASA Exceptional Service Medals
The Congressional Space Medal of Honor (1978)
The Collier Trophy (1973)
The Harmon Trophy (1974)
Navy Astronaut Wings
Gagarin Gold Space Medal (FÃ©dÃ©ration AÃ©ronautique Internationale)
The flight was extremely normal… for the first 36 seconds then after that got very interesting.
I think the Space Shuttle is worth one billion dollars a launch. I think that it is worth two billion dollars for what it does. I think the Shuttle is worth it for the work it does.
I fully expect that NASA will send me back to the moon as they treated Sen. Glenn, and if they don't do otherwise, why, then I'll have to do it myself.
Roger. Clear the tower. I got a pitch and a roll program, and this baby's really going.
In thinking back to when we had our big glitch, I remember seeing it get light outside the window. We were in the clouds; I'm pretty sure we got hit by lightning.