Gemini 6A approaches for the first manned rendezvous with another spacecraft, its sister Gemini 7, on December 15, 1965.

Gemini 6A approaches for the first manned rendezvous with another spacecraft, its sister Gemini 7, on December 15, 1965.

spacewatching:  This photograph of the Gemini 7 spacecraft was taken from Gemini 6 during rendezvous and station keeping maneuvers at an altitude of approximately 160 miles above the Earth. Gemini 6 and Gemini 7 launched on December 15, 1965 and December 4, 1965, respectively. Walter M. Schirra, Jr. and Thomas P. Stafford on Gemini 6 and Edward H. White II and Michael Collins on Gemini 7 practiced rendezvous and station keeping together for one day in orbit.

spacewatching: This photograph of the Gemini 7 spacecraft was taken from Gemini 6 during rendezvous and station keeping maneuvers at an altitude of approximately 160 miles above the Earth. Gemini 6 and Gemini 7 launched on December 15, 1965 and December 4, 1965, respectively. Walter M. Schirra, Jr. and Thomas P. Stafford on Gemini 6 and Edward H. White II and Michael Collins on Gemini 7 practiced rendezvous and station keeping together for one day in orbit.

12. The Gemini-Titan 4 (GT-4) spaceflight launches from Cape Kennedy's Pad 19 at 10:16 a.m. (EST) on June 3, 1965. The GT-4 spacecraft carried astronauts James A. McDivitt, command pilot, and Edward H. White II, pilot, on a four-day, 62-revolution mission.  NASA

12. The Gemini-Titan 4 (GT-4) spaceflight launches from Cape Kennedy's Pad 19 at 10:16 a.m. (EST) on June 3, 1965. The GT-4 spacecraft carried astronauts James A. McDivitt, command pilot, and Edward H. White II, pilot, on a four-day, 62-revolution mission. NASA

Gemini 7 as seen by Gemini 6 during the first space rendezvous - December 15, 1965

Gemini 7 as seen by Gemini 6 during the first space rendezvous - December 15, 1965

Gemini 7 (officially Gemini VII), launched December3, 1965, was the 4th manned flight in NASA’s Gemini program,   the 12th manned American flight and the 20th spaceflight of all time. The crew of   Frank F. Borman, II and James A. Lovell, Jr (above) spent nearly 13 2/3 days in   space for a total of 206 orbits, and were joined on orbit by the Gemini-6A flight   which performed the first rendezvous maneuver of manned spacecraft.

Gemini 7 (officially Gemini VII), launched December3, 1965, was the 4th manned flight in NASA’s Gemini program, the 12th manned American flight and the 20th spaceflight of all time. The crew of Frank F. Borman, II and James A. Lovell, Jr (above) spent nearly 13 2/3 days in space for a total of 206 orbits, and were joined on orbit by the Gemini-6A flight which performed the first rendezvous maneuver of manned spacecraft.

December 12, 2006 – Set against a splendiferous Earth, astronaut Robert Curbeam goes on a 6-hour, 36-minute spacewalk, performing a little construction work outside the International Space Station.  (NASA)

December 12, 2006 – Set against a splendiferous Earth, astronaut Robert Curbeam goes on a 6-hour, 36-minute spacewalk, performing a little construction work outside the International Space Station. (NASA)

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