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
When the new astronauts met in the Rice Hotel, John Young was introduced to Jim Lovell by Pete Conrad. But Lovell and Young already knew each other from Pax River, where Lovell was the F-4 program manager and Young was assigned as test pilot. 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