Frank Borman and James A. Lovell Jr. lifted off aboard Gemini VII on December 4, 1965. Their primary mission was to show that humans could live in weightlessness for 14 days, an endurance record that stood until 1970.
Behind the Gemini VII capsule is the Gemini TTV-1 paraglider capsule used to test a new reentry approach but never used.
Image Number: WEB10846-2008
Credit: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
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