Space: Pictures of Success

Though Gemini 7 was primarily an orbiting medical laboratory designed to test the reactions of Astronauts Frank Borman and James Lovell to two weightless weeks in space, the spaceship also turned out to be a superb camera platform. While Borman and Lovell were undergoing complete medical examinations at Cape Kennedy last week, NASA released more of the spectacular pictures the two had taken of the world below them, and of nearby Gemini 6 during rendezvous—a rendezvous, one official noted in passing, that brought the capsules within a foot of each other during their close-formation flying.

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