Space Rocket History Archive

Space Rocket History #74 – Gemini VIII with Neil Armstrong and Dave Scott – Part 3

July 6, 2018

Armstrong eased Gemini VIII toward the target at a barely perceptible speed of 8 centimeters per second. Then Armstrong gleefully reported, “Flight, we are docked!” For a brief moment, the flight controllers in Houston did not realize they had really accomplished docking. Then pandemonium broke loose…