December 15, 1965

St. Louis-built Gemini Spacecraft was launched with Frank Borman and James Lovell on board.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.

Photo by Andrew Gray // Wikimedia Commons