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First rendezvous in space, December 15, 1965. Gemini 6 and 7
1965

Medium
type C photograph
Measurements
39.0 × 48.8 cm (image and sheet)
Inscription
printed in silver on paper label (in image) l.r. HASSELBLAD
printed on paper label on support reverse u.l. 7 / The first rendezvous in space was carried out on Decem- / ber 15, 1965. This took place between the Gemini 6 and / 7 spacecrafts, and during the meeting they were / only a foot or so away from eachother. Gemini 6 was manned by Walter M. Shirra and Thomas P. Stafford, and / Gemini 7 by Frank Borman and James A. Lovell, Jr. Both / spacecrafts carried the Hasselblad 500C with Zeiss Planar / f.2.8/80mm lens, and the pictures taken by these cameras / received world acclaim.
Accession Number
PH381-1971
Department
International Photography
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented by Photimport, 1971
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of the Bowness Family Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display