Category: gemini 7

thewoodlanders: Day 3 Live(re)blog here. The b…

thewoodlanders:

Day 3 Live(re)blog here.

The biggest thing going into Day 3 was that Frank was utterly unable to convince anyone that his headprobes “just came off someplace” (err Frank, you hadn’t moved anywhere) – despite protestations over several hours.

I love that Houston was like “Really, Frank? You’re just saying this now? That’s convenient for you.“ 

With the headprobes off, Frank was also able to solve crimes committed by his boss:

Astronaut by day, Crime fighter by night. Surely, there’s a movie in that somewhere? 

meco-official: matching icons for you and the …

meco-official:

matching icons for you and the guy you’re going to be stuck in a capsule with for 14 days

Every Launch of Project Gemini 

Every Launch of Project Gemini 

Splashdowns from Project Gemini (March 1965-No…

Splashdowns from Project Gemini (March 1965-November 1966) 

(18 Dec. 1965) — Astronauts Frank Borman…

(18 Dec. 1965) — Astronauts Frank Borman, command pilot, and James A. Lovell Jr., pilot, sit in life raft while awaiting pickup by a helicopter from the aircraft carrier USS Wasp. The three-man Navy frogman team attached the flotation collar to increase the Gemini-7 spacecraft’s buoyancy prior to recovery. Photo credit: NASA

Project Gemini Missions 

Project Gemini Missions 

humanoidhistory: TODAY IN HISTORY: After two w…

humanoidhistory:

TODAY IN HISTORY: After two weeks in space, Gemini 7 astronaut Frank Borman comes home on December 18, 1965. As he’s hoisted up to a helicopter, U.S. Navy frogmen prepare the Gemini 7 capsule for pick-up.

(NASA)

humanoidhistory: A CHRISTMAS HOMECOMING – On D…

humanoidhistory:

A CHRISTMAS HOMECOMING – On December 18, 1965, Gemini 7 astronauts Jim Lovell and Frank Borman returned from a two-week voyage in space, splashing down in the Atlantic about 6.4 nautical miles from the targeted landing point. Soon U.S. Navy frogmen from the USS Wasp were there to pick them up. As Frank Borman recalled, “We’d been in the water about ten minutes when we saw a Navy frogman’s face in the right window. He plugged in his inter-phone, and his first words were ‘Merry Christmas.’”

(NASA)

humanoidhistory: December 18, 1965 – Shortly a…

humanoidhistory:

December 18, 1965 – Shortly after returning from a two-week journey in space, Gemini 7 astronaut Jim Lovell undergoes an eye examination during a postflight medical checkup aboard the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Wasp.

(NASA)

humanoidhistory:

humanoidhistory:

December 18, 1965 – Gemini 7 astronauts Frank Borman and Jim Lovell return from two weeks of zero gravity. They’re tired but alright. Says Lovell: “The chief symptom – in fact, the only symptom – which we noticed, was a heaviness of the legs. That’s all.”