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12/14/15

NEWS RELEASE

Contact:
Steve Hawkins
Oklahoma Historical Society
405-522-0754
shawkins@okhistory.org

MEDIA ADVISORY: 50th anniversary celebration of the Gemini VI-A and VII Missions



The Oklahoma History Center will hold a press conference to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the December 15–16, 1965, flight of Gemini VI-A and its rendezvous in space with Gemini VII. This historic event was an integral step in the Apollo lunar landings. Weatherford, Okla., native and Gemini VI-A Pilot General Thomas P. Stafford and other special guests will be in attendance at the press conference. Stafford went on to serve as commander of the Gemini IX mission, the Apollo X mission to the moon and the Apollo Soyuz international mission.

What: Press event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Gemini VI-A flight and rendezvous in space with Gemini VII.

Who: General Thomas P. Stafford, Gemini VI-A Pilot
Dr. Bob Blackburn, Executive Director, Oklahoma Historical Society
Dan Provo, Director, Oklahoma History Center

When: Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 4 p.m.

Where: Chesapeake Event Center, Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr., Oklahoma City

For more information contact Steve Hawkins at 405-213-7521 or shawkins@okhistory.org .





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