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Gemini VII

Occurred 58 years ago

Gemini VII was the fourth crewed Earth-orbiting spacecraft of the Gemini series, having been launched before Gemini VI-A. It carried astronauts Frank Borman and Jim Lovell on a 14 day mission. Its mission priorities were (1) to demonstrate a 2-week flight, (2) to perform stationkeeping with the Gemini launch vehicle stage 2, (3) to evaluate the "shirt sleeve" environment and the lightweight pressure suit, (4) to act as a rendezvous target for Gemini VI-A, and (5) to demonstrate controlled reentry close to the target landing point. The crew members had three scientific, four technological, four spacecraft, and eight medical experiments to perform.

Mission Type

Human Spaceflight

mission duration

13 days, 18 hours, 35 minutes, 1 second


Dec. 4, 1965


Dec. 18, 1965
James Lovell and Frank Borman pose for crew photo with model ship in front of flag
Gemini 7 crew photo of James Lovell and Frank Borman.
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