Ghosts of Gemini

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

(NASA/JSC/Arizona State University)

Portrait from Gemini 4

(NASA/JSC/Arizona State University)

In a recent blog post, we came to the conclusion that a Gemini 4 photo of Ed White was likely the first closeup picture taken by another astronaut inside a spacecraft. Well, we were wrong. After reviewing all the Gemini 4 frames, it appears that this badly exposed shot of White's crewmate Jim McDivitt was the first.

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