2 Persons on Mission Gemini 6

Tom Stafford
space

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Patten Stafford
Also Known As:
Thomas Stafford
Nickname(s):
Tom
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
90, 10 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Apollo 10 (orbited the moon.)

Space Missions:

Apollo 10 (1969)
Dress rehearsal for first lunar landing; flew LM down to 50,000 feet (15 km) from lunar surface.
Apollo-Soyuz
Gemini 6 (1965)
First space rendezvous accomplished with Gemini 7, station-keeping for over five hours at distances from 1 to 300 ft.
Gemini 9A (1966)
Rescheduled from May to rendezvous and dock with an Augmented Target Docking Adapter (ATDA) after the original Agena Target Vehicle failed to orbit. The ATDA shroud did not completely separate, making docking impossible. Three different types of rendezvous, two hours of EVA, and 44 orbits were completed.

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Wally Schirra
space, aviator

Real/Birth Name:
Walter Marty Schirra Jr.
Nickname(s):
Wally
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot and astronaut.

Space Missions:

Apollo 7 (1968)
First manned Earth orbital demonstration of Block II CSM, launched on Saturn IB. First live television publicly broadcast from a manned mission.
Gemini 6 (1965)
First space rendezvous accomplished with Gemini 7, station-keeping for over five hours at distances from 1 to 300 ft.
Mercury-Atlas 8 (1962)
Call sign: Sigma 7. 6 orbits. The flight closest to plan. Carried out maneuvering tests. Recovered by carrier USS Kearsarge.

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