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Spacecraft Films: Gemini IX's Recovery

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On June 6, 1966, the Gemini IX-A crew returned to Earth under the parachutes of their Gemini spacecraft; thus drawing to a close one of the most complex and dangerous missions in human space flight history. The mission had already lost its prime crew in an [...]

Retro Space Images: Extra-Vehicular Art

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Remembering Gemini 9 — Gene Cernan became the second American to walk in space on this date in 1966. This retro NASA art release shows how the original EVA plans looked.

 

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Retro Space Images: The Gator's Jaws

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A Gator With Teeth — Remembering Gemini 9 and the ATDA that Tom Stafford named “the angry alligator.”

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Spacecraft Films: The Launches of Gemini IX-A

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On June 3, 1966, the Gemini IX-A crew thundered into orbit—and the history books—atop their Titan launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. It would become one of the most complex and dangerous missions in human space flight history. The mission had already [...]

Retro Space Images: Cernan Trains for Gemini

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Astronaut Training — Gemini 9 astronaut Eugene Cernan during a recovery training exercise in the Gulf of Mexico aboard the MV Retriever in 1966.

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AmericaSpace Exclusive: Gen. Thomas P. Stafford Interview

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – AmericaSpace was deeply honored to have Apollo astronaut Thomas P. Stafford sit down with us and discuss what made him want to become an astronaut, what his experiences were like in the early days of the Space Age and what his hopes were [...]