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The Gemini Program

Gemini 8

Gemini 8 patch
Neil A. Armstrong
David R. Scott
Launch March 16, 1966
Landing March 17, 1966

Gemini-VIII should have had more EVA time but there were problems. After successfully docked with Gemini Agena target vehicle GATV-6, the spacecraft-target vehicle combination began to yaw and roll and the crew was forced to undock after only 30 minutes. They regained control of their spacecraft by initiating reentry. No EVA was performed.

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Armstrong and Scott with Hatches Open Photo by Nasa

PHOTO: Armstrong and Scott with Hatches Open Astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and David R. Scott sit with their spacecraft hatches open while awaiting the arrival of the recovery ship, the USS Leonard F. Mason after the successful completion of their Gemini VIII mission. They are assisted by U.S. Navy divers. The overhead view shows the Gemini 8 spacecraft with the yellow flotation collar attached to stabilize the spacecraft in choppy seas. The green marker dye is highly visible from the air and is used as a locating aid.