FIRST TWO-MAN FLIGHT ON THIS DAY IN 1965

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Gemini 3 Crew from left: John Young and Virgil "Gus" Grissom

Gemini 3 was the first two-man NASA mission and the second manned mission of the
Gemini program. It was also the final manned flight controlled by NASA from Cape
Canaveral, Florida before operations were shifted to the Manned Spacecraft
Center in Houston, Texas. The spacecraft, nicknamed Molly Brown, was
launched with astronauts Virgil I. Grissom and John W. Young aboard.The
mission’s primary goal was to test the new, maneuverable Gemini spacecraft.

Gemini atop rocket

The Gemini 3 capsule is pictured atop the Titan ll rocket
prior to launch.

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Astronauts Young (left) and  Grissom inside their Gemini 3
spacecraft awaiting blastoff.

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