SPACE   8 comments

On March 23, 1965 John Young and Gus Grissom launched into space as part of the first mission to have two astronauts in orbit.  As one of the primary recovery vessels, the USS Intrepid aided NASA in the retrieval of the Gemini-3 space capsule.  After Gemini-3’s descent, the Intrepid was able to locate the capsule and safely load both astronauts and the vessel aboard the ship.  While the two males in the capsule are not John Young and Gus Grissom and the capsule is a replica, it was still exciting to see and even more exciting for the boys.  Did you know that pilot John Young brought a contraband corned beef sandwich with him on the Gemini-3 mission? By the way, I think that’s a really primitive space vehicle…..those astronauts were really brave!

Here’s a fascinating article about how another capsule & astronauts were rescued:

The extraordinary untold story of four Navy SEALS who brought Apollo 11 astronauts home

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Posted June 5, 2012 by Madelaine in Photography by Madelaine Cappuccio

8 responses to “SPACE

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  1. Wish I had had the opportunity to even do what these kids are doing, Part of my Life Dream.

  2. What a great thing for these young people to be able to do, unthought of when I was a youngster, hadn’t even been to the moon yet!!! Great shot.

  3. You say it, primitive. Makes me indeed doubt that there actually were missions into space at all …! Great picture though 🙂

  4. It still amazes me that they landed on the moon with no more than a Commodore 64 computer (or its equivalent) to guide them….

  5. Going where no one has gone before! Great photo and experience.

  6. “Mars is there, waiting to be reached.”
    – Buzz Aldrin

  7. what a fascinating shot and story, lucky boys

  8. Great story and a great experience for the boys.

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