Gemini 9 Launch, Take Two!
April 10, 2003
Technicians prepare to close the hatches on the Gemini 9-A spacecraft in the White Room atop Pad 19 after insertion of Astronauts Thomas P. Stafford (left) and Eugene A. Cernan. Liftoff was at 8:39 a.m., June 3, 1966. Humorous sign from backup crew, James A. Lovell Jr. and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., was taped to the spacecraft.
Topics: Eugene Cernan, Gemini program, Test pilots, Gemini 9A, Jim Lovell, Thomas Patten Stafford, Buzz Aldrin, Project Gemini, Human spaceflight, Exploration of the Moon