Gemini 7 spacecraft in Earth orbit, 1965.
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This picture was taken from the Gemini 6 spacecraft as the two craft approached each other in orbit in December 1965. Walter Schirra with Thomas Stafford in Gemini 6 manoeuvred their spacecraft to within 2 metres of Gemini 7 for the first close rendezvous in space. Frank Borman and James Lovell were the astronauts aboard Gemini 7.