As Neil Armstrong and David Scott try to complete the world's first orbital docking mission, the Agena space module begins a violent tumble causing the astronauts to make an emergency landing from space.
Gemini 8 successfully docked with Gemini Agena target vehicle GATV-6 hours 34 min after liftoff. Because of problems with the spacecraft control system, the crew was forced to undock after approximately 30 min.
The spacecraft-target vehicle combination had begun to encounter increasing yaw and roll rates. The crew regained control of their spacecraft by using the reentry control system, which prompted an early landing in a secondary landing area in the Pacific. No EVA was performed.
The failure was caused by an electrical short in control system. Docking and re-rendezvous secondary objectives were not achieved due to the shortened mission.
See how the astronauts took desperate measures to keep themselves alive.
Title: Lost In Space
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