25 June 2012

Orbital Maneuvers : Wives of NASA's Project Gemini Space Program

Five days after the Soviet Spacewalk, several astronaut’s wives watch in tremendous anticipation as the first Gemini lifts off with its two man crew. Love this, a broad brushstroke of expression and emotion, much more than just one moment captured here, these faces beam back all the pride, thrill, terror and raw astonishment the Space Program can present.

Or maybe it’s a just a summer snapshot with the greatest collection of 60′s sunglasses ever captured by camera. (From Sci-Fi-O-Rama)

Project Gemini was conducted between projects Mercury and Apollo, with ten manned flights occurring in 1965 and 1966. Its objective was to develop space travel techniques in support of Apollo, which had the goal of landing men on the Moon.