• Short Summary

    Astronauts Frank Borman and James Lovell today (Friday) sped into their final day of man's longest space voyage, in the Gemini-7 capsule.

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    Astronauts Frank Borman and James Lovell today (Friday) sped into their final day of man's longest space voyage, in the Gemini-7 capsule. On the ground, at the Houston space centre in Texas, dramatic film of their historic rendezvous in space with Gemini-6 was shown to newsmen. The pictures ranked in clarity with those of Gemini-4 space-walker Ed White.

    In the film, Borman and Lovell's craft is etched sharply against the snowy white of the earth's cloud-cover and the vivid blue sky. Gemini-7 hovered in apparent motionless flight only a few feet from Gemini-6, from which astronauts Walter Schirra and Thomas Stafford were operating their cameras. They filmed a 15-foot (5-metre) strip of material flapping from the base of Gemini-7. It surprised Borman and Lovell when it banged against Lovell's window a few hours after their spacecraft was launched on December 4.

    Here's how the Gemini Project manager explained the film to newsmen:--
    Meanwhile, Schirra and Stafford arrived at Cape Kennedy as their film was being shown in Houston. The pair flew from the aircraft carrier Wasp, which took them aboard following their one-day trip into a space for the rendezvous.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEA8DK6I8P1RW87W5YE95YFIK6
    Media URN:
    VLVAEA8DK6I8P1RW87W5YE95YFIK6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/12/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:25:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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