Ghosts of Gemini

Forgotten photos show the human face of NASA's early astronaut program

(NASA/JSC/Arizona State University)

The Earth in Color

(NASA/JSC/Arizona State University)

The Indian subcontinent as seen from Gemini 11. Pete Conrad's and Dick Gordon's mission was the highest ever in Earth orbit—reaching up to 850 miles at one point. The Gemini astronauts captured hundreds of scenes of the planet. Says Robinson, "These are our first comprehensive looks at the Earth in color from space."

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