• Short Summary

    THE LATEST UNITED STATES SPACE MISSION, THE THREE-DAY FLIGHT OF GEMINI 10, HAS BEEN DESCRIBED BY AMERICAN OFFICIALS AS AN UNQUALIFIED SUCCESS.

  • Description


    DOCKING; ASTRONAUTS INSIDE CAPSULE.




    Initials GEM/O-SAT/RM/EEH



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    Background: THE LATEST UNITED STATES SPACE MISSION, THE THREE-DAY FLIGHT OF GEMINI 10, HAS BEEN DESCRIBED BY AMERICAN OFFICIALS AS AN UNQUALIFIED SUCCESS. ASTRONAUTS JOHN YOUNG AND MICHAEL COLLINS DOCKED THEIR CAPSULE WITH AN AGENA TARGET ROCKET IN THE SECOND LINK-UP IN SPACE HISTORY. COLLINS ALSO MADE A JET-GUN TRIP FROM GEMINI 10 THROUGH SPACE TO A SECOND AGENA TARGET ROCKET.

    AGENA 10 WAS LAUNCHED FROM CAPE KENNEDY 100 MINUTES BEFORE THE ASTRONAUTS BLASTED OFF. THEY CHASED THEIR TARGET THROUGH SPACE UNTIL YOUNG, THE COMMAND PILOT, NUDGED THE NOSE OF HIS SPACE CRAFT INTO A DOCKING COLLAR ON THE TARGET.

    THEN THEY USED THE AGENA ENGINES TO PUSH THEM INTO AN ORBIT THAT TOOK THEM FURTHER FROM EARTH THAN MEN HAVE EVER BEEN. THERE THEY SEPARATED FROM AGENA 10 FOR A SECOND RENDEZVOUS, THIS TIME WITH AGENA 8, A ROCKET THAT HAS BEEN IN ORBIT SINCE MARCH AND HAS NO POWER.

    COLLINS LEFT THE SPACE SHIP AFTER THE SUCCESSFUL RENDEZVOUS -- THERE WAS NO DOCKING -- AND USED A JET GUN TO TRAVEL TO AGENA 8. HE BECAME THE FIRST MAN TO TOUCH ANOTHER ORBITING SATELLITE WHEN HE REMOVED A PANEL CARRYING SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENTS FROM AGENA 8.

    BUT THEN THE ASTRONAUTS EARNED A BLACK MARK. BACK IN THEIR CRAMPED CAPSULE, THEY MISTAKENLY JETTISONED ANOTHER SCIENTIFIC PANEL, AND LOST THE CAMERA WITH WHICH THE SPACE WALK HAD BEEN FILMED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEWQUW4DQF3HO4K6JOCQKF1HJM
    Media URN:
    VLVAEWQUW4DQF3HO4K6JOCQKF1HJM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/07/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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