Views from within Gemini spacecraft practicing docking maneuvers in space.
United States USA Date:1965, December 16 Duration:3 min 49 sec Sound:Yes
Views of Earth from NASA Gemini 7 spacecraft, as it moves in formation with the spent 2nd stage of its Titan II launch rocket. Glimpse of astronaut in capsule, as it moves over an ocean on earth. Gemini 6 approaching within 1 foot of Gemini 7, accomplishing the first rendezvous of manned vehicles in space. Narrator states that Astronaut Frank F. Borman, II, On Gemini 7, prepares to photograph Gemini 6. In change of sequence, the unmanned Agena space vehicle, is seen as Gemini 8 docks with it in a practice maneuver. But a failed thruster on Gemini 8 causes too much yaw and roll, so Command Pilot Neil Armstrong undocks. Gemini 8 rolling at an excess rate of 1 revolution per second, which Astronaut Armstrong had to struggle to overcome before completing the mission.
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