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Anywhere but in the water

The moment before the Gemini-B reentry vehicle is snagged by the JC-130B aircraft. (credit: J. Charles) by John Charles Late in the morning of a summer day in 1973, an Air Force JC-130B of the 6594th Test Group stationed at Hickam Air Force Base near Honolulu circled its assigned location about 250 nautical miles (460 kilometers) west-southwest of the big ...

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