This is typical of the type of item I love to collect. A bit rough around the edges and obviously used at the time, with 'R M McCafferty' printed in the upper right corner. It came in the three ring binder which had seen better days, but has 'RDMc' printed on it as shown in the picture below. As can be seen here, the manual is dated June 25th, 1965 and is divided into the following tabbed sections: 2.1 SEQUENTIAL, 2.2 ELECTRICAL, 2.3 ENVIRONMENTAL, 2.4 CONTROL, 2.5 NAVIGATION, 2.6 COMMUNICATIONS, 2.7 INSTRUMENTATION, 2.8 MISCELLANEOUS, 2.9 GLV-MDS, INDEX.
Gemini 5, carrying astronauts Gordon Cooper and Charles "Pete" Conrad, was the third crewed Earth-orbiting spacecraft of the Gemini series. It launched on August 21st, 1965. The flight was designed to last eight days and test rendezvous procedures. The major objectives of this mission were to demonstrate a long-duration crewed flight, evaluate the effects of long periods of weightlessness on the crew, and test rendezvous capabilities and maneuvers using a rendezvous evaluation pod. Secondary objectives included demonstration of all phases of guidance and control systems to support rendezvous and controlled reentry guidance, to evaluate the fuel cell power system and rendezvous radar, to test the capability of either pilot to maneuver the spacecraft in orbit to close proximity with another object, and to conduct 17 experiments.
This is the Foreward. Unfortunately I do not have the distribution list.
Page 2.3.4 which describes what is what on the spacesuit.
Foldout (Page 7). What the astronauts were looking at inside the spacecraft.
My favorite foldout!
'Communication and Instrumentation Mission Profile'
Spacecraft 5's 'Computer Block Diagram'
Here are three interesting pages:
'STOWAGE LIST NOTES'
'The following items are stowed in the spacecraft'
Parachute Landing System
In the picture below, Gus Grissom (right) and John Young (left), prime crew for the Gemini-Titan 3 mission, are shown inspecting the inside of a Gemini spacecraft at the Mission Control Center at Cape Kennedy, Florida along with a subject identified as 'Riley McCafferty'. Based upon the research I have done I believe this is the person whose name is printed on both the manual and the binder. A google search shows a 'Riley D. McCafferty' at NASA during this same period. As you can see on the manual, the middle initial there is 'M' not 'D', but on the binder the middle initial is 'D' not 'M'. I think there must have been a misprint by someone when the name was printed on the manual cover.
Here is another picture of McCafferty, this time with McDivitt, Schweickart, Bean, Worden, and Scott. This picture was taken shortly before the launch of Apollo 9. McCafferty was 'Chief of Flight Crew Operations MSC' at the time of this picture.