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LAUNCHED ON THIS DAY IN 1965

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Gemini 7 on the launch pad.

Gemini 7 was a manned spaceflight in NASA‘s Gemini program. It was the
fourth manned Gemini flight, the twelfth manned American flight and the
twentieth manned spaceflight including Soviet flights and X-15 flights above
the Kármán line. The crew of Frank F. Borman, II and James A. Lovell, Jr
spent nearly 14 days in space, making a total of 206 orbits. Their spacecraft
was the passive target for the first manned space rendezvous performed by
the crew of Gemini 6A.

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From left: James A. Lovell, Jr. and Frank F. Borman, ll

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MISSION ENDED ON THIS DAY IN 1969

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Apollo 12 was the sixth manned flight in the U.S. Apollo program and
the second to land on the Moon. It was launched on November 14
from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida with mission commander
Charles "Pete" Conrad, Lunar Module Pilot Alan L. Bean and the 
Command Module Pilot Richard F. Gordon. The landing site for the
mission was located in the southeastern portion of the Ocean of
Storms
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SPLASH DOWN ON THIS DAY IN 1966

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The flight of Gemini 12 ended successfully as astronauts James A. Lovell
and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. splashed down safely in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Portrait of Gemini 12 prime crew. Astronauts James A. Lovell Jr.
(right), command pilot, and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., pilot, are pictured in
a mock-up of the Gemini spacecraft.

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LAUNCHED ON THIS DAY IN 1969

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The crew of Apollo 12, from left, were Charles Conrad, Richard
Gordon and Alan Bean.

Apollo 12 was the sixth manned flight in the U.S. Apollo program and the
second to land on the Moon. It was launched from the Kennedy Space
Center
, Florida, four months after Apollo 11. Mission commander Charles
"Pete" Conrad
and Lunar Module Pilot Alan L. Bean performed just over
one day and seven hours of lunar surface activity while Command Module
Pilot Richard F. Gordon remained in lunar orbit. The landing site for the
mission was located in the southeastern portion of the Ocean of Storms.

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