NASA Photo ID: S66-37972           File Name: 10074373.jpg
Film Type: 70mm                    Date Taken: 06/03/66
Title: Augmented Target Docking Adapter as seen from the Gemini 9 spacecraft
Description:
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 35.5 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".                 
Subject terms:
EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE)         
GEMINI 9 FLIGHT                         
GEMINI PROJECT                          
ONBOARD ACTIVITIES                      
PHOTOGRAPHY                             
RENDEZVOUS                              
SPACECRAFT                              
SPACECRAFT DOCKING                      
TARGETS                                 

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