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NH 97442 Gemini Titan 2 Suborbital Test, 19 January 1965

Photo #: NH 97442  Gemini Titan 2 Suborbital Test, 19 January 1965
Title: Gemini Titan 2 Suborbital Test, 19 January 1965
Description: U.S.S. Lake Champlain Navy frogmen place the floatation collar around the Gemini Titan 2 spacecraft. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration launched the spacecraft from Cape Kennedy, Jan. 19, 1965 at 9:03 and it was recovered by the recovery forces aboard the U.S.S. Lake Champlain some 2100 miles downrange at 10:45 a.m. Flight time was 19:03 minutes. Actual landing was 16 miles short of the programmed landing area. Quoted from the original caption released by NASA with this photograph. Lake Champlain (CVS-39) is in the background. One of her SH-3 helicopters is hovering over the spacecraft. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command.
Catalog #: NH 97442
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