Gemini Program

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  John Young, 1965. He was approximately my age (34) in this Life magazine photo.  Happy birthday to Floridian badass and originator of the Blue

Pete Conrad does typical Pete Conrad stuff, 1965, in preparation for Gemini 5. Thanks to Retro Space Images for this amazing photo! Emily Carney is

I can smell them from almost 46 years back. Gemini 7 returns from spending two weeks in a floating toilet, December 18, 1965. Life magazine

1965 NASA photo. From left, Thomas P. “TP” Stafford and Wally Schirra, prime crew of Gemini 6. Photo located on the great archival Web site

“Dang Gus. Ah hope they have some bacon n’ cheese grits at the pre-flight breakfast.” Gus Grissom is probably bewildered by John Young’s Orlando ways

Here’s a clip of Neil Armstrong, semi-reclusive Gemini 8 and Apollo 11 astronaut, doing a TV spot for Chrysler vehicles in 1979. Neil did a

“Guys, I saw this other Jim McDivitt, but he was super bad and he had black swan feathers all over him, so I stabbed him

“Okay, let’s not kill each other long enough so we can take this f&%!ing picture.” From left, Jim Lovell, Buzz Aldrin, Eugene Cernan, and Gordon

“1966: Gemini 8 (NASA)” This footage from Gemini 8 is murky at best, but remember this mission went into space 44 years ago. Here’s some

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