On March 23, 1965, America launched the first two-man Gemini flight designed to bridge the Mercury missions and the upcoming Apollo flights to the moon.
Before the program ended with the splashdown of Gemini XII on Nov. 15, 1966, NASA had learned a lot it would need to know to send men to the moon in 1969.
Spacewalking, docking, maneuvering and working as a team in space all happened first in Gemini spaceships.
50 years today the story toward man's greatest step in space started. A lifetime ago we watched in awe on the goggle box.