The illuminated Earth at a record-high altitude of 850 miles, Gemini 11, September 1966

The illuminated Earth at a record-high altitude of 850 miles, Gemini 11, September 1966

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Credit: Richard Gordon

Vintage chromogenic print, 20.2 x 25.4 cm
NASA S-66-54706, caption on verso

[Caption] Western half of Australia, including the coastline from Perth to Port Darwin, looking west, as seen from the Gemini XI spacecraft during its 26th revolution of the Earth. Photograph was made while the spacecraft was at a record-high apogee of 740 nautical miles. Taken with a modified 70mm Hasselblad camera, using Eastman Kodak, Ektachrome, MS (S.O. 368 colour film).

Once docked with the Agena vehicle, the astronauts used its propulsion system to increase the apogee of their orbit to 850 miles (1,370 km), the highest Earth orbit ever reached by a manned spacecraft. 

Condition: very small ruffle to print along top edge near right corner, otherwise mint

About the Gemini 11 mission here.

 

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