Gemini Escape Parachute

Packaged parachute set.
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Either Charles "Pete" Conrad or Richard Gordon wore this parachute on their Gemini XI mission, September 12-15, 1966. If there had been a launch-vehicle emergency, they could have ejected from the spacecraft. This parachute would have unfolded after the astronaut separated from the ejection seat.

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