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Daemon
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First Space Rendezvous

Three years after the first manned space flight, NASA launched the Gemini program, a series of two-man space missions aimed, among other things, at developing astronauts' ability to maneuver spacecraft. One goal was to achieve orbital rendezvous, and after a failed attempt in June 1965, Gemini had success. Astronaut Wally Schirra maneuvered the Gemini 6 spacecraft to within feet of Gemini 7, close enough to have docked had they been so equipped. When was the first docking achieved? More...
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Rendezvous: 1590s, "place for assembling of troops," from Middle French rendez-vous, noun use of rendez vous "present yourselves," from rendez, plural imperative of rendre "to present" (see render (v.)) + vous "you," from Latin vos, from PIE *wos- "you" (plural). General sense of "appointed place of meeting" is attested from 1590s.

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Clearly, the ability of two space vehicles to join is essential to providing supplies and personnel to an orbiting station or carrying out a rescue mission. I hadn't appreciated the difficulties the Russians had encountered in autonomous rendezvous and the role Buzz Aldrin played in showing how pilots could bring this about.
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Gemini 7 Successfully Rendezvous with Gemini 6 (15 Dec. 1965) —- This picture of the Earth-orbiting Gemini-6 spacecraft against the blackness of space was taken from the Gemini-7 spacecraft during the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s historic rendezvous mission. The two spacecraft are approximately 40 feet apart. This photograph was taken with a modified 70mm Hasselblad camera, using Eastman Kodak, Ektachrome MS (S.O. 217) color film. Aboard the Gemini-6 spacecraft were astronauts Walter M. Schirra Jr. and Thomas P. Stafford. Astronauts Frank Borman and James A. Lovell Jr. were in the Gemini-7 spacecraft. Photo credit: NASA

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Don't get me wrong, I think the space exploration idea is really super great, but what do you say to understanding our own planet and our ocean's FIRST. God-damn humankind is dumb. We trash the seas, kill the soil, pollute the air we breath, then follow up by poison the bees and birds. So we now look for another habitable planet to destroy; boy, ya got'a just love these religious animals....
NeuroticHellFem
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Fredric-frank Myers wrote:
Don't get me wrong, I think the space exploration idea is really super great, but what do you say to understanding our own planet and our ocean's FIRST. God-damn humankind is dumb. We trash the seas, kill the soil, pollute the air we breath, then follow up by poison the bees and birds. So we now look for another habitable planet to destroy; boy, ya got'a just love these religious animals....

Religious animals? This article, & space exploration in general isn't a religious pursuit. You're ranting incoherently again.
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