Space: The World Is Round

Like all Gemini missions before it, last week's flight of Gemini 11 was a carefully planned practice session de signed to teach U.S. spacemen as much as possible about the techniques they must master and the troubles they must overcome before landing men on the moon and returning them safely to earth. The practice paid off handsome ly. From its improbably precise launch, made within a tiny, two-second "win dow" of time, to its all-but-perfect splashdown 21 miles from the recovery carrier Guam, Gemini 11 proved to be an able instructor indeed....

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