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Photo # NH 97511

Photo # NH 97511

Just kidding.

The Gemini IV space capsule is lifted aboard USS Wasp (CVS-18) on 7 June 1965 (55 years ago today), after completing a 62 revolution flight around the Earth in 97 hours and 56 minutes. The spacecraft, crewed by Astronauts James A. McDivitt and Edward H. White, landed about 48 miles short of its target and some 400 miles east of Cape Kennedy, Florida, at 12:12 PM Eastern Standard Time on 7 June.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration Gemini IV mission covered over 1,600,000 miles in the longest multimanned space flight yet flown.

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