Splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean, August 29, 1965.
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Astronaut L Gordon Cooper, Jr, command pilot of the Gemini V spacecraft, is hoisted into a recovery helicopter after the craft's eight-day mission. The Gemini V spacecraft was launched at 9:00 am, EST, August 21, 1965. Splashdown occurred at 7:56 am, EST, August 29, 1965.