Category: gemini 7

December 20, 1965 – After rendezvousing in space, the Gemini 6A and Gemini 7 capsules meet once again at the Mayport Naval Station near Jacksonville, Florida, after unloading from the USS Wasp.


December 14, 1965 – Planet Earth, specifically Brazil, as seen from space by the astronauts aboard the Gemini 7 spacecraft as it raced around the world.

(NASA/Arizona State University)

The view from Gemini 7, December 13, 1965.

Earth, as seen from Gemini 7, December 8, 1965.

TODAY IN HISTORY: Behold the Earth as seen from space during NASA’s Gemini 7 mission, December 9, 1965.

TODAY IN HISTORY: Gemini 7 passes over the Atlantic Ocean, December 8, 1965. (NASA)

Earth and Moon, as seen from the Gemini 7 capsule on this day in 1965.

Gemini 7 launches from Cape Canaveral on this day in 1965, with a little help from “some 430,000 pounds of thrust.”

A CHRISTMAS HOMECOMING – On December 18, 1965, Gemini 7 astronauts Jim Lovell and Frank Borman returned from a two-week voyage in space, splashing down in the Atlantic about 6.4 nautical miles from the targeted landing point. Soon U.S. Navy frogmen from the USS Wasp were there to pick them up. As Frank Borman recalled, “We’d been in the water about ten minutes when we saw a Navy frogman’s face in the right window. He plugged in his inter-phone, and his first words were ‘Merry Christmas.’”


December 17, 1965 – Stunning images of Earth captured by the astronauts of Gemini 7 as their craft raced around the planet.