22 Images From NASA That Will Make You Want to Be An Astronaut

| 23 Jan 2014 15:40

Missions: Gemini 6 and Gemini 7
Gemini 6 Mission Length: December 15-16, 1965
Gemini 6 Crew: Walter Schirra and Thomas Stafford
Gemini 6 Mission Length: December 4-18, 1965
Gemini 7 Crew: Frank Borman and James Lovell
Description: This shot was taken by Stafford aboard Gemini 6 as it approached rendezvous with Gemini 7.
Trivia: Gemini 6 was actually launched after Gemini 7, and achieved splashdown before its counterpart. The two performed the first U.S. space rendezvous, coming within one foot of each other. That beat the record held by the Soviets, who had brought two Vostok spacecraft within a few kilometers of each other.

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