Register now and watch for FREE!
Dark side of the Moon’: It seemed the United States could do no wrong, trailblazing their way to the moon when Gemini 11 was launched from Cape Kennedy, September 11, 1966. Aboard were Charles Conrad and Richard Gordon. It was the beginning of a series of space walks and trial orbits of the moon, which would eventually lead to the celebrated lunar landing three years later. An important part of the trials included ensuring that the crafts could withstand the process of re-entry to Earth’s atmosphere.