Category: tom stafford

June 5, 1966: Astronaut Tom Stafford inside the Gemini 9 space capsule, photographed by Gene Cernan. (NASA)

April 13, 1964: A group portrait of Gemini spacemen John Young, Gus Grissom, Wally Schirra, and Tom Stafford, the only one revealing a bit of a smile.

ON THIS DAY: Gemini 9 astronaut Tom Stafford and Gene Cernan travels in space, June 5, 1966. (NASA)

April 13, 1964 – A group portrait of Gemini astronauts John Young, Gus Grissom, Wally Schirra and Tom Stafford. Only Stafford is flashing a mild smile.

(NASA)

April 3, 1969 – Apollo 10 astronauts Tom Stafford, Gene Cernan, and John Young train in mission simulators at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida.

(NASA)

February 1, 1965 – Gemini 6 astronauts Tom Stafford and Wally Schirra train for splashdown in a water tank at Ellington Air Force Base, Texas. (NASA)

Gemini 6 astronaut Tom Stafford undergoes parasail training over Galveston Bay, Texas, August 23, 1965. (NASA)

December 15, 1965 – Astronauts Wally Schirra and Tom Stafford prepare for space on the day that Gemini 6 blasts off from Cape Canaveral.

(NASA)

December 15, 1965 – Astronaut Tom Stafford inside the Gemini 6 spacecraft in the final minutes before launching into space.

December 8, 1965 – Gemini 6 astronauts Tom Stafford and Wally Schirra go through a flight simulation atop Launch Complex 19 at Cape Canaveral, Florida, prior to launch on December 15.

(NASA)