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The KHOU-TV Collection - Gemini 6A Mission (1965)
Houston Metropolitan Research Center
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1965 |
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    View of the Gemini 7 spacecraft from Gemini 6. Astronauts Wally Schirra and Thomas Stafford piloted Gemini 6A, while Frank Borman and Jim Lovell flew Gemini 7. 
    Before going to sleep on the night of December 15, the Gemini 6A crew communicated that they saw "an object" in polar orbit. Schirra and Stafford then began playing "Jingle Bells" using a harmonica and a bell. The instruments are currently on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum as the first musical instruments ever played in space.