Space: Milestone for Gemini

The Gemini program, which was designed to test the ability of astronauts to control a rendezvous of spaceships in orbit, had a difficult enough time even getting off the ground. But last week it passed an important milestone in the air. A Titan II rocket took off from Cape Kennedy and carried a 6,900-lb. Gemini capsule 99 miles high. No attempt was made to orbit; the capsule arched like a missile and plunged down at 16.600 m.p.h. toward a spot in the Atlantic 2,129 miles southeast of the Cape.

No humans were on...

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