Atlas-Agena rocket launch for Gemini 8

Atlas-Agena rocket launch for Gemini 8

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Credit: NASA/VRS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Atlas-Agena rocket launch for Gemini 8. The Atlas booster was used to propel the Gemini Agena target vehicle (GATV) into space at 15:00 UTC on 16th March 1966. The GATV was used to dock with the Gemini 8 space capsule, which was launched at 16:41 UTC, in Earth orbit. Gemini 8 was piloted by Neil Armstrong and David Scott, and achieved the first rendezvous and docking of two spacecraft. Following successful docking, however, the Gemini 8 capsule began rolling uncontrollably. The crew immediately undocked and made an emergency return to Earth just 10 hours after launch. The Agena remained in space until its orbit decayed, at which point it re-entered Earth's atmosphere on 15th September 1967. Photographed at NASA's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (now Kennedy Space Centre) in Florida, USA.

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