The launch of the Gemini 3 was the first manned mission of the Gemini programme, the second American manned space program. Here we saw the launch of the Gemini 3 mission on March 23, 1965, the spacecraft, nicknamed Molly Brown, performed the seventh manned US spaceflight, and the 17th manned spaceflight overall. The crew comprised of the second American to enter space, Virgil I. Grissom accompanied by astronaut John Young. This was his first flight into space. Image Courtesy of NASA.