• Short Summary

    The United States Space Agency has released more pictures taken during the flight of Gemini 11, including pictures of the earth taken from the high point of the flight, 850 miles above our planet.

  • Description

    The United States Space Agency has released more pictures taken during the flight of Gemini 11, including pictures of the earth taken from the high point of the flight, 850 miles above our planet.

    In the first sequence, you can see the earth in an extreme wide shot, from 850 miles up, with most of Australia and the Indian sub-continent spread out beneath cloud cover. This film was taken by a special 16mm camera mounted outside the hatch of the Gemini 11 space capsule.

    Later, with the camera slowed to 1 frame per second instead of the normal 24 frames a second, pictures were taken of an experiment showing the Agena and the Gemini 11 linked by a 100-foot tether...or special cord. The pictures look a little "jumpy" because of the slow speed.

    At times the tether was slack, and at other times it was tight as the two vehicles moved further apart or came closer together.

    In the final shot of the Agena, we see the tether floating free in space.

    The last pictures are stills of the northeast coast line of Africa, the Gulf of Aden at the top centre, and the Arabian peninsula above it. The large body of water in the centre is the Red Sea.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABHWIDU1HV8NRSJEJ6B7FNXQBU
    Media URN:
    VLVABHWIDU1HV8NRSJEJ6B7FNXQBU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/09/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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