John W. Young is seen through the spacecraft window prior to launch of Gemini-Titan 3 mission

John W. Young is seen through the spacecraft window prior to launch of Gemini-Titan 3 mission

In this photo taken on March 23, 1965 (S65-24719), Astronaut John W. Young is seen through the spacecraft window prior to launch of Gemini-Titan 3 mission. Gemini 3 was the first manned mission in NASA’s Gemini program, the second American manned space program. On March 23, 1965, astronauts Gus Grissom and John Young flew three low Earth orbits in their spacecraft, which they nicknamed Molly Brown. This was the ninth manned US spaceflight (including two X-15 flights over 100 kilometers), and the 17th world human spaceflight including eight Soviet flights. This is a cropped and resized photo. You can see the original photo (S65-24719) on NASA.gov.

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