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

| 23 Jan 2014 19:40
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Mission: Gemini 8
Mission Length: December 15-16, 1965
Crew: Neil Armstrong and David Scott
Description: Gemini 8 approaches the Agena Target Vehicle for docking.
Trivia: This mission marked the first docking of two vehicles in space. Unfortunately, this was also the first mission to have a malfunction in space, as Gemini went into a spin while docked with Agena. After undocking, the spin continued to worsen, causing the astronauts blurred vision and the threat of unconsciousness. The crew had to use much of its re-entry fuel to stop the spin, necessitating an immediate abort of the rest of the mission. The crew made it safely back to Earth.

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