December 4, 1965

Gemini spacecraft (built in St. Louis) took Frank Borman and James Lovell into space. This spaceship was the first to rendezvous with another craft in space.

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.