September 12, 1966 – Gemini 11 was launched

Gemini 11 (officially Gemini XI) was a 1966 manned spaceflight in NASA‘s Gemini program. It was the 9th manned Gemini flight, the 17th manned American flight and the 25th spaceflight of all time (includes X-15 flights over 100 km).

Source: Wikipedia

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Gemini 11 lifts off from Kennedy Space Center with astronauts Conrad and Gordon aboard.

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~ by tellinghistory on September 12, 2008.

One Response to “September 12, 1966 – Gemini 11 was launched”

  1. Are there any books about the Gemini astronauts comparable to Tom Wolfe’s treatment of the Mercury astronauts that you know of?

    John

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