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
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. 
About the Gemini 11 mission here.

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