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Did You Know?
You find the Earth is revolving, very mysteriously and yet very majestically, on an axis you can't see. All of a sudden, as the Earth turns, you look at Australia and Asia and Europe and the entire continent of Africa. You can look from the icebergs of the north to the snow-covered mountains of the pole at the south. It's just an awe-inspiring, overpowering experience.
Flew one Gemini and two Apollo flights twice going to the moon. Gemini 9 was scheduled to dock with an Agena target vehicle, but the protective shroud did not eject making it look like "an angry alligator" according to fellow astronaut Thomas P. Stafford
. Flying again with Thomas P. Stafford
and John Young, the crew flew to the moon on Apollo 10 without landing. The lunar module's call sign was ...