The United States launches an aggressive plan to beat the Soviets to the moon.
Did You Know?
As the "New Nine" are introduced they each check into the Rice Hotel as "Max Peck". This was the code name each new astronaut was instructed to use, more to avoid press attention than to confuse the Soviets. Each man is checked in by the hotel Manager except Jim Lovell who at first gives his code name to a young woman. The woman is doubtful that Jim is Max because her boss is the real Max Peck. This event really happened in the way it is depicted. See more
The Gemini 8 recovery forces are depicted by a Ticonderoga-class cruiser, which was not commissioned until 1983. In addition, Gemini 8 was recovered by a destroyer, not a cruiser. See more
Gemini Four, get back in!
Performed by Perry Como
Written by Hal David
and Burt Bacharach
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label of BMG Entertainment See more