NASA Photo ID: S66-37966           File Name: 10074372.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. 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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