Space Rocket History #72 – Gemini VIII with Neil Armstrong and Dave Scott – Part 1

On September 20th 1965, NASA named the crew for Gemini VIII. The command pilot selected was Neil Armstrong, a civilian test pilot with much experience in the X-15 rocket research aircraft program. David Scott was selected as pilot.  Scott was the first of the Group 3 astronauts selected for a mission. The backup crew for Gemini VIII, was  Navy Lieutenant Commanders Pete Conrad and Richard F. Gordon, Jr.

Scott & Armstrong

Scott & Armstrong

Armstrong

Armstrong

David Scott

David Scott

Armstrong and Scott

Armstrong and Scott

Armstrong

Armstrong

Armstrong over Korea

Armstrong over Korea

One thought on “Space Rocket History #72 – Gemini VIII with Neil Armstrong and Dave Scott – Part 1

  1. I think thats because I am from the Netherlands and in this episode I learned that we hosted a real Astronaut.
    Dave Scott was stationed from April 1956 bis Juli 1960 in Soesterberg as a fighter pilot.
    Now we have a newly re-opened air force and military museum at the former base. I sone will visit the museum and I believe they have some fighter plane of that era in exibit.

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