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Apollo command module AS201 hoisted aboard the USS Boxer during a recovery of unmanned suborbital mission

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  • A Navy frogman leaps from a recovery helicopter into the water to assist in the Gemini 12 recovery operations. This concludes a four day mission in space with Astronauts James A. Lovell Jr., command pilot, and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., pilot.
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    • A Navy frogman leaps from a recovery helicopter into the water to assist in the Gemini 12 recovery operations. This concludes a four day mission in space with Astronauts James A. Lovell Jr., command pilot, and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., pilot.
  • Support ships for the USS Boxer in the Atlantic Ocean during boilerplate recovery exercises.
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    • Support ships for the USS Boxer in the Atlantic Ocean during boilerplate recovery exercises.
  • Gemini 12 Capsule Recovery. Gemini 12 splashed down at 2:21 p.m., November 15, 1966, in the Atlantic Ocean to conclude a four day mission in space. Gemini 12 prime crew were Astronauts James A. Lovell Jr., command pilot, and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., pilo
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    • Gemini 12 Capsule Recovery. Gemini 12 splashed down at 2:21 p.m., November 15, 1966, in the Atlantic Ocean to conclude a four day mission in space. Gemini 12 prime crew were Astronauts James A. Lovell Jr., command pilot, and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., pilo
  • An optical printer, circa 1964. Photo optical printers were used to create effects on film, from dissolves and zooms to aspect ratio changes. This printer also has a color head (left) allowing for color correction.
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    • An optical printer, circa 1964. Photo optical printers were used to create effects on film, from dissolves and zooms to aspect ratio changes. This printer also has a color head (left) allowing for color correction.
  • A very early scale model of the Apollo command and service module in the MockUp and Integration Laboratory.
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    • A very early scale model of the Apollo command and service module in the MockUp and Integration Laboratory.
  • Gordon Cooper was launched into space on May 15
  • A long gone basic, the service station attendant at an ENCO station. ENCO was subsidiary of Humble Oil; both were eventually folded into Exxon.
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    • A long gone basic, the service station attendant at an ENCO station. ENCO was subsidiary of Humble Oil; both were eventually folded into Exxon.
  • Ethyl Corporation
  • Ethyl Corporation
  • Ethyl Corporation, a fuel-additive corporation, was the first to use tetraethylene (TEL) as an anti-knock additive in gasoline. An announcer speaks into a television camera during an early press conference in the early 1960's.
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    • Ethyl Corporation, a fuel-additive corporation, was the first to use tetraethylene (TEL) as an anti-knock additive in gasoline. An announcer speaks into a television camera during an early press conference in the early 1960's.
  • Gemini 12 prime crew, Astronauts James A. Lovell Jr. (leading), command pilot, and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., pilot, leave the suiting trailer at Launch Complex 16 during prelaunch countdown.
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    • Gemini 12 prime crew, Astronauts James A. Lovell Jr. (leading), command pilot, and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., pilot, leave the suiting trailer at Launch Complex 16 during prelaunch countdown.
  • A compressor is installed on tracks for movement at Ethyl Corporation. A cooling tower appears in the background.
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    • A compressor is installed on tracks for movement at Ethyl Corporation. A cooling tower appears in the background.
  • Gemini 12 prime crew, Astronauts James A. Lovell Jr. (leading), command pilot, and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., pilot, leave the suiting trailer at Launch Complex 16 during prelaunch countdown.
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    • Gemini 12 prime crew, Astronauts James A. Lovell Jr. (leading), command pilot, and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., pilot, leave the suiting trailer at Launch Complex 16 during prelaunch countdown.
  • A early prototype of the Lunar Module (LM) is photographed sitting on a simulated lunar surface at the NASA Manned Spacecraft Center.
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    • A early prototype of the Lunar Module (LM) is photographed sitting on a simulated lunar surface at the NASA Manned Spacecraft Center.
  • An ENCO service station attendant checks under the hood of a Ford Mustang for his customer. The Houston Astrodome is in the background. ENCO was subsidiary of Humble Oil; both were eventually folded into Exxon.
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    • An ENCO service station attendant checks under the hood of a Ford Mustang for his customer. The Houston Astrodome is in the background. ENCO was subsidiary of Humble Oil; both were eventually folded into Exxon.
  • An instructional console containing repeater instruments of all Gemini crew stations.
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    • An instructional console containing repeater instruments of all Gemini crew stations.
  • Astronaut David R. Scott, pilot of the Gemini 8 prime crew, stands on deck of the NASA Motor Vessel Retriever after suiting up for water egress training in the Gulf of Mexico.
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    • Astronaut David R. Scott, pilot of the Gemini 8 prime crew, stands on deck of the NASA Motor Vessel Retriever after suiting up for water egress training in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Astronaut David R. Scott, pilot of the Gemini 8 prime crew, stands on deck of the NASA Motor Vessel Retriever after suiting up for water egress training in the Gulf of Mexico.
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    • Astronaut David R. Scott, pilot of the Gemini 8 prime crew, stands on deck of the NASA Motor Vessel Retriever after suiting up for water egress training in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Apollo command module AS201 hoisted aboard the USS Boxer during a recovery of unmanned suborbital mission
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    • Apollo command module AS201 hoisted aboard the USS Boxer during a recovery of unmanned suborbital mission
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  • ABC Science Editor Jules Bergman interviews Skylab crew members
  • A view of the Mission Operations Control Room (MOCR) at NASA/JSC, circa 1966, during a Gemini mission, possibly Gemini 3.
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    • A view of the Mission Operations Control Room (MOCR) at NASA/JSC, circa 1966, during a Gemini mission, possibly Gemini 3.
  • Astronaut Alan Shepard in his pressure suit
  • Construction of a fractionator tower at Ethyl Corporation, used in the breakdown of petroleum products. Ethyl Corporation, a fuel-additive corporation, was the first to use tetraethylene (TEL) as an anti-knock additive in gasoline
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    • Construction of a fractionator tower at Ethyl Corporation, used in the breakdown of petroleum products. Ethyl Corporation, a fuel-additive corporation, was the first to use tetraethylene (TEL) as an anti-knock additive in gasoline
  • A view taken inside the recovery control room formerly at MSC (Manned Spacecraft Center) during a training session. Screens show the tracking stations and recovery operations for one of the Gemini missions.
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    • A view taken inside the recovery control room formerly at MSC (Manned Spacecraft Center) during a training session. Screens show the tracking stations and recovery operations for one of the Gemini missions.

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