Riding the Titan II
Riding the tip of a 100-foot burning cylinder whose useful life is less than your average Marlboro is something you don't forget, even after three and a half decades.
- By D.C.Agle
- Air & Space magazine, September 1998
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"I was getting my first view of space," Gordon recalls. "I said, "Holy shit! We just blew up!' Pieces and parts of all the explosive stuff, washers and bolts, were floating in a cloud all around us. It wasn't anything that could puncture the Gemini but it was fascinating to watch all the junk that came out. Pete [Conrad] sees it too, sees me seeing it, and says, "Get to work, Dick.' We didn't have time to look around. We had to go right into our onboard calculations."