The United States launches an aggressive plan to beat the Soviets to the moon.
Did You Know?
During his space walk Alexey Leonov used an inflatable airlock (the first spacecraft to use such a device) because the Voskhod spacecraft used air to cool it's instruments. A cabin decompression would quickly lead to an overheat and failure of the spacecraft with a likely loss of crew. Gemini used liquid cooling and regularly decompressed the cabin for spacewalks. 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 8 has docked with the Agena Target Vehicle
Flight, we are docked. It's... really a smoothie.
Performed by Rae & Whittle
Written by Rae & Whittle
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