His astrological sign is Gemini.
Pete spent 49 days 3 hours and 38 minutes in space.
Pete Conrad had a cameo appearance in a 1991 TV movie called Plymouth.
Kings college in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania awarded him with an honorary doctorate of science degree in 1971.
He is the only astronaut to fly Gemini, Apollo, and Skylab missions.
In 1996, he was part of the crew that broke the record for flying around the world in a Lear Jet. The airplane that was used is on display at the Denver Airport.
Pete Conrad has been portrayed on film by three different actors. David Andrews in the movie Apollo 13, and both Peter Scolari and Paul McCrane in the HBO miniseries From the Earth to the Moon.
His secondary schooling was at the Darrow School, New Lebanon, New York.
In 1966 he received an honorary master of arts degree from Princeton.
He was awarded the State of Pennsylvania's Award for Excellence in Science and Technology in both 1967 and 1969.
He died a few weeks before he was scheduled to participate in celebrations of the 30th anniversary of the first moon landing.
He was a member of the first successful space station (Skylab) mission.
He received an honorary doctorate of laws degree from Lincoln-Wesleyan University in 1970.
After having been turned down for the Mercury project, he was selected by NASA among the second group of astronauts in 1962.
Pete Conrad: 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.
He graduated from Princeton University in 1953.
He set the then space endurance record, as pilot of Gemini 5, by staying in orbit for eight days.
He was the first right-handed man to walk on the moon, as both Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were left-handed.
Pete Conrad: (upon stepping onto the lunar surface) Whoopee! Man, that may have been a small one for Neil, but that's a long one for me.
Prior to becoming an astronaut, he was a Navy test pilot and instructor.
He was scheduled for the Apollo 20 mission but the Apollo program was cancelled after Apollo 17.
At five feet six and a half inches, Conrad was one of the smallest astronauts.
He has a bachelor's degree in Aeronautical Engineering.
He went to primary school at Haverford School in Haverford, Pennsylvania.
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