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Click to enlargeGemini 9 Angry Alligator Photo

Buy this image Gemini 9 Rendezvous space photo. High quality Gemini 9 picture, slide, or Duratrans backlit transparency. NASA photograph S66-37923. Wide variety of sizes.

The Augmented Target Docking Adapter (ATDA) as seen from the Gemini 9 spacecraft during one of their three rendezvous in space. The ATDA and Gemini 9 spacecraft are 66.5 ft. apart. Failure of the docking adapter protective cover to fully separate on the ATDA prevented the docking of the two spacecraft. The ATDA was described by the Gemini 9 crew as an "angry alligator".

Date Taken/Released: June 3, 1966
Credit: NASA/JSC


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