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Lost in Space: Gemini 8

On March 16, 1966, Neil Armstrong and David Scott were sent to space using the Gemini VIII capsule. Their mission was to reach the Gemini Agena space module and dock for over 6 hours upon arrival. This was a critical part for the preparations in reaching the moon. Unfortunately, things did not go as planned.

Presented by David Paluck, “Lost in Space: Gemini 8” is a short documentary presented by National Geographic that was first broadcast in 2006. The film reconstructs the events that took place during that mission and details what went wrong and how the astronauts were able to save themselves. An electrical short in the control system caused the problems for the capsule, making them undock from the Agena only 30 minutes since they arrived. Fortunately, they were able to utilize the re-entry control system which allowed them to regain control of the spacecraft.

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