At the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, Texas, Douglas S. Idlly demonstrates the Optical Communications Transmitter during a Nov. 10, 1965 briefing.
Peak of Physical Condition
Astronauts Jim Lovell (right) and Frank Borman view preflight physical chest X-rays with Dr. Charles A. Berry, chief of the Manned Spacecraft Center Medical Programs.
Setting a Baseline
After astronaut Jim Lovell works out on an exercise machine, Dr. Charles A. Berry takes his vitals. Data from the 14-day spaceflight will be compared to this baseline data following the mission.
Understanding Space's Effects
On Dec. 2, 1965, technicians attach electrodes to astronaut Frank Borman's head. Data gathered from the electrodes will help doctors understand the effects of weightlessness on alertness, consciousness and sleep.
On Jan. 19, 1966, astronaut Frank Borman completes a vision test following the successful Gemini 7 mission.
Food for the Journey
While on the 14-day Gemini 7 mission, astronauts Frank Borman and Jim Lovell consumed this pre-packaged food supply.
Testing for Space
On Oct. 25, 1965, astronaut Jim Lovell talks with (left to right) Charlie Beaty and Karl Stoien of McDonnell Aircraft Corporation, Al Rochferd, NASA suit technician and Norm Batterson of Weber Aircraft Corporation, while completing weight and balance tests at Kennedy Space Center.
Buckled and Ready
On Dec. 4, 1965, closed inside the Gemini 7 spacecraft, astronauts Frank Borman and Jim Lovell await launch for their 14-day mission.
Up the Ramp
On Dec. 4, 1965, astronaut Jim Lovell makes his was to the Gemini 7 spacecraft during the prelaunch countdown.
NASA spacesuit technician Clyde Teague talks with astronaut Jim Lovell as he suits up for the Gemini 7 mission. Lovell dons the new light-weight spacesuit.