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From: Netherlands
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posted 10-22-2021 01:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

The Gemini 11 astronauts have some fun in the simulator at the Kennedy Space Center during a photoshoot for their crew portrait in September 1966. At left is command pilot Pete Conrad with his backup Neil Armstrong. Pilot Dick Gordon appears to crush his backup Bill Anders at right.

Rick Mulheirn

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posted 10-22-2021 02:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Never seen that joyous image previously. Thanks Ed.


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posted 10-22-2021 02:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gareth89   Click Here to Email gareth89     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That’s a fantastic image, I haven’t seen it before either. I love the impromptu shots that look like although they were getting on with serious business, it must have been great fun too in the KSC!


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posted 10-22-2021 02:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Headshot   Click Here to Email Headshot     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wonderful picture of great people. Funny how each one in the left-hand seat would walk on the Moon within three years.


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posted 10-22-2021 06:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cool pic. Thanks Ed.


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posted 10-22-2021 07:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for oly   Click Here to Email oly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for posting this great photo of the lighter side of the Gemini program. I always thought that the Gemini capsule was cramped for 2 occupants, perhaps this image was used to convince the crew that there was enough room for two crew on a long duration mission.

Ian Limbrey

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posted 10-23-2021 06:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ian Limbrey   Click Here to Email Ian Limbrey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Amazing photo which I have never seen before, thanks Ed!


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posted 10-23-2021 08:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jonnyed   Click Here to Email Jonnyed     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great photo. "Those were the days" in space exploration and reaching for the stars! Fun shot of some great astronauts.


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posted 10-25-2021 06:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM1   Click Here to Email LM1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great photo. Thanks for posting this glimpse of history.

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