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[i]Gemini 9 at last got off the ground 6/3 and maybe the giant match Tom Stafford carried with him helped do the trick. Stafford was handed the "match", a stick with a red electric bulb on the end, by astronaut chief Deke Slayton when he and Gene Cernan arrived in the white room for the launch.[/i] [/B][/QUOTE]
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