Thursday, June 21, 2007

Space Shot

Astronauts Frank Borman and Jim Lovell describe the filming of a Polaris missile shot from the USS Benjamin Franklin (SSBN 640) as filmed from the spacecraft Gemini VII while in orbit.

Dec 6, 1965

Five years earlier the USS George Washington (SSBN 598) first launch of a Polaris is documented in newsreel footage.

July 21, 1960

Borman and Lovell hoping for a low ballistic coefficient on reentry and Franklin and Washington hoping for a high ballistic coefficient.

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