Gemini 7

Record-Breaking, Cramped, and Absolutely Fantastic

Liftoff! The Titan II GLV (Gemini Launch Vehicle) was a gorgeous booster and I wish I could have seen one of them fly.

At 2:30 p.m. EST on December 4th, 1965, American astronauts Frank Borman and Jim Lovell lifted off from Launch Complex 19, starting the Gemini 7 mission. This record-breaking flight demonstrated numerous technical achievements, among which was the feasibility of a two-week spaceflight.