Gemini 9 crew in spacecraft with technicians closing hatches
Technicians prepare to close the hatches on the Gemini 9-A spacecraft in the White Room atop Pad 19 after insertion of Astronauts Thomas P. Stafford (left) and Eugene A. Cernan. Liftoff was at 8:39 a.m., June 3, 1966. Humorous sign from backup crew, James A. Lovell Jr. and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., was taped to the spacecraft.
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