Space: And Now Apollo

Swaying under a marigold-and-white parachute, and clearly visible on millions of television screens, Gemini 12 splashed into the Sargasso Sea last week, bringing Astronauts James Lovell and Edwin Aldrin safely back from their successful four-day trip in space. The splashdown marked the triumphant end of NASA's remarkably fruitful Gemini program. Since March 1965, the Gemini astronauts have made ten manned flights, rendezvoused ten times with target vehicles, docked nine times, and set a host of other space records. They have also proved that man can fly as safely in spacecraft as in airplanes, and that NASA's complex plans for...

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