Category: project gemini

TODAY IN HISTORY: Gemini 7 splashes down in th…

TODAY IN HISTORY: Gemini 7 splashes down in the Atlantic after two weeks in space, December 18, 1965. (NASA)

A CHRISTMAS HOMECOMING – On December 18, 1965,…

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.’”

(NASA)

TODAY IN HISTORY: After two weeks in space, Ge…

TODAY IN HISTORY: After two weeks in space, Gemini 7 astronaut Frank Borman comes home on December 18, 1965. As he’s hoisted up to a helicopter, U.S. Navy frogmen prepare the Gemini 7 capsule for pick-up.

(NASA)

BLURRY BUT BEAUTIFUL – On December 17, 1965, a…

BLURRY BUT BEAUTIFUL – On December 17, 1965, astronauts aboard the Gemini 7 capsule snapped photos of the Earth as they zoomed through space. Some of those images came out less than perfect, but still with an accidental beauty. (NASA/ASU)

December 17, 1965: Images of Earth captured by…

December 17, 1965: Images of Earth captured by the astronauts of Gemini 7 as their spaceship raced around the planet.

(NASA/ASU)

December 17, 1965 – Stunning images of Earth c…

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

(NASA/ASU)

TODAY IN HISTORY: Images of Earth captured by …

TODAY IN HISTORY: Images of Earth captured by the astronauts of Gemini 6 as their capsule orbited the planet, December 16, 1965.

December 16, 1965 – Gemini 6 astronauts Wally …

December 16, 1965 – Gemini 6 astronauts Wally Schirra and Tom Stafford are picked up by U.S. Navy frogmen after splashing down in the western Atlantic at 10:29 a.m., about 12 miles from the aircraft carrier USS Wasp.

(NASA)

TODAY IN HISTORY: Gemini 7 looks down at Earth…

TODAY IN HISTORY: Gemini 7 looks down at Earth on its last day in space, December 16, 1965. (NASA/Arizona State University)

Views of Earth on December 16, 1965, as seen f…

Views of Earth on December 16, 1965, as seen from the Gemini 6 and Gemini 7 space capsules.

(NASA)