Gemini 6A (officially Gemini VI-A) was a 1965 crewed United States spaceflight in NASA's Gemini program. The mission achieved the first crewed rendezvous with another spacecraft, its sister Gemini 7. Although the Soviet Union had twice previously launched simultaneous pairs of Vostok spacecraft, these established radio contact with each other, but they had no ability to adjust their orbits in order to rendezvous and came no closer than several kilometers of each other, while the Gemini 6 and 7 spacecraft came as close as one foot (30 cm) and could have docked had they been so equipped.
Gemini 6A was the fifth crewed Gemini flight, the 13th crewed American flight, and the 21st crewed spaceflight of all time (including two X-15 flights over 100 kilometers (54 nautical miles)).
Part of our “Authentic Reproduction Series”. This work of art was created by Gene Dorr and A-B Emblem to perfectly match the original Project Gemini patterns to the last stitch. “Gene Dorr, a noted authority on Gemini and Apollo Patches, in collaboration with A-B Emblem, the official NASA Contractor, has recreated the preeminent authentic collection of Gemini Mission Patches. There is no Gemini Emblem that compares unless it was flown on the original mission!”
Approximately 4” x 4"