Gemini Seven: 1965

Jenna Sasse

Mission Objectives

There were many objectives of the Gemini 7. They wanted to observe what would happen when two men are in space for 14 days, they want to evaluate how the astronauts responded in the "short sleeve" environment, and with a lightweight suit. They also used Gemini 7 as a rendezvous target for Gemini 6.

Other Facts about Gemini 7

Launched: December 4th 1965

Vehicle: Titan II

Launch site: Cape Canaveral

Frank Borman

Frank Borman was born in 1928 in Indiana. He graduated from U.S. Military Academy and was commissioned in the U.S. Air force. Not only did he participate in Gemini 7, he was apart of Apollo 8 which made the first manned flight around the moon in 1968. He resigned from NASA in 1970.

James "Jim" A. Lovell

James Lovell was born in 1928 in Ohio. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and became a test pilot. In 1963 he was selected by NASA for the manned space program. He was apart of Gemini 4, Gemini 7, Gemini 9, Gemini 12, Apollo 8, and Apollo 13. He retired in 1973.

Challenges faced

One of the major challenges faced in Gemini 7 was that the astronauts had little to no idea about how their bodies were to react to being in space for two weeks, and with a "short-sleeve" environment. Another struggle was making sure they were in the right position to perform the rendez-vous with Gemini 6.
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Gemini 7 Launch 8mm Footage