Gemini-6A Earth image

Gemini-mission
Earth Imagery


Below is a checklist of Gemini-mission Earth Imagery on postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.). Catalog numbers, years of issue, and notes on the items featured are given when available. If readers know of additional information or images, please contact the authors using the e-mail addresses at the bottom of this page.

Launch covers
(including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers)
(farther below)
Other postal items
(stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.)
(immediately below)
Earth imagery
Earth image1 from Gemini-4
(1965-06-03)
Earth image2 from Gemini-4
(1965-06-03)
Earth image3 from Gemini-4
(1965-06-03)
Earth image3 from Gemini-4
(1965-06-03)
Earth image4 from Gemini-4
(1965-06-03)
Earth image5 from Gemini-4
(1965-06-03)
Earth image6 from Gemini-4
(1965-06-03)
Earth image7 from Gemini-4
(1965-06-04/05/06)
Earth image1 from Gemini-6A
(1965-12-15)
Earth image2 from Gemini-6A
(1965-12-15)
Earth image3 from Gemini-6A
(1965-12-15)
Earth image from Gemini-9A
(1966-06-03)
Earth image from Gemini-10
(1966-07-19)
Earth image1 from Gemini-11
(1966-09-13)
Earth image2 from Gemini-11
(1966-09-14)
Earth image3 from Gemini-11
(1966-09-14)
Earth image from Gemini-12
(1966-11-12)


Below is a list of Gemini-mission Earth Imagery on postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Earth imagery
Earth image1 from Gemini-4 (1965-06-03)
ManamaMi964A
Mi964B
From strip of 5 (Mi963A-967A)
Imperforate, from strip of 5 (Mi963B-967B)
1972Earth image1 from Gemini-4, 1965-06-03 (Ed White Gemini-4 spacewalk with Earth in the background)
ManamaBL190A
BL190B
On stamp of SS1 (Mi964A)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (Mi964B)
United States1529 fdc1 (Mi1136 fdc1)(5c military scrip and typed) cachet on FDC/Skylab-1 1st anniversary of launch cover1971Earth image1 from Gemini-4, 1965-06-03 (Ed White Gemini-4 spacewalk with Earth in the background), when rotated 180 deg
United States1529 fdc2 (Mi1136 fdc2)(10c military scrip and typed) cachet on FDC/Skylab-1 1st anniversary of launch cover1971Earth image1 from Gemini-4, 1965-06-03 (Ed White Gemini-4 spacewalk with Earth in the background), when rotated 180 deg
United States1529 fdc3 (Mi1136 fdc3)(25c military scrip and typed) cachet on FDC/Skylab-1 1st anniversary of launch cover1971Earth image1 from Gemini-4, 1965-06-03 (Ed White Gemini-4 spacewalk with Earth in the background), when rotated 180 deg
United States1529 fdc4 (Mi1136 fdc4)(50c military scrip and typed) cachet on FDC/Skylab-1 1st anniversary of launch cover1971Earth image1 from Gemini-4, 1965-06-03 (Ed White Gemini-4 spacewalk with Earth in the background), when rotated 180 deg
Earth image2 from Gemini-4 (1965-06-03)
ManamaMi1094A
Mi1094B

Imperforate
1972Earth image2 from Gemini-4, 1965-06-03 (Ed White Gemini-4 spacewalk (from video) with Earth in the background)
Earth image3 from Gemini-4 (1965-06-03)
Maldive Islands3547 fdc (Mi? fdc)(Multi-color printed) cachet on FDC2015Earth image3 from Gemini-4, 1965-06-03 (Ed White Gemini-4 spacewalk with Earth in the background)
ManamaMi971A
Mi971B

Imperforate
1972Earth image3 from Gemini-4, 1965-06-03 (Ed White Gemini-4 spacewalk with Earth in the background)
United States1332b maxi (Mi930-931 maxi)Image on maxicard (1332b)1990Earth image3 from Gemini-4, 1965-06-03 (Ed White Gemini-4 spacewalk with Earth in the background)
Earth image4 from Gemini-4 (1965-06-03)
Ascension Island149 (Mi149)1971Earth image4 from Gemini-4, 1965-06-03 (Ed White Gemini-4 spacewalk with Earth in the background)
Ascension Island191 (Mi191)149 overprinted in black1975Earth image4 from Gemini-4, 1965-06-03 (Ed White Gemini-4 spacewalk with Earth in the background)
GabonUnknown c (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d)2018Earth image4 from Gemini-4, 1965-06-03 (Ed White Gemini-4 spacewalk with Earth in the background)
Earth image5 from Gemini-4 (1965-06-03)
United States
Russia
2634a fdoi
6083a fdoi
FDOI ceremony program page0 (front), also page1, page 2, and page3 (back)1992Earth image5 from Gemini-4, 1965-06-03 (Ed White Gemini-4 spacewalk with Earth in the background)
Earth image6 from Gemini-4 (1965-06-03)
AjmanMi596One of MS16 (Mi593-608)1970Earth image6 from Gemini-4, 1965-06-03 (Ed White Gemini-4 spacewalk with Earth in the background), when rotated -85 deg
AjmanMi596_ds/BL201On stamp of SS1 (Mi596)
Earth image7 from Gemini-4 (1965-06-04/05/06)
Oman and Muscat109 (Mi110)1969Earth image7 from Gemini-4, 1965-06-04/05/06 (Arabian Peninsula)
Earth image1 from Gemini-6A (1965-12-15)
ManamaMi1088A
Mi1088B

Imperforate
1972Earth image1 from Gemini-6A, 1965-12-15 (Gemini-7 seen from Gemini-6A at a distance of about 10 m)
ManamaBL217A
BL217B
On stamp of SS1 (Mi1088A)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (Mi1088B)
Earth image2 from Gemini-6A (1965-12-15)
Congo (Democratic Republic)Unknown g (Mi?)One of MS9 (a-i)2002Earth image2 from Gemini-6A, 1965-12-15 (Gemini-7 seen from Gemini-6A at a distance of about 10 m)
Earth image3 from Gemini-6A (1965-12-15)
MordoviaLocal_dOne of local post MS6 (a-f)1996Earth image3 from Gemini-6A, 1965-12-15 (Gemini-7 seen from Gemini-6A at a distance of about 13 m)
Earth image from Gemini-9A (1966-06-03)
ManamaMiD973A
MiD973B

Imperforate
1972Earth image from Gemini-9A, 1966-06-03 when flipped horizontally (In the foreground are the Gemini-9A capsule and the Atlas Automated Target Docking Adaptor (ATDA) separated by 20 m. Failure of the docking adapter protective cover to fully separate on the ATDA prevented the docking of the two spacecraft. The ATDA was described by the Gemini-9A crew as an "angry alligator.")
Earth image from Gemini-101 (1966-07-19)
United States1435b fdc (Mi1046-1047 fdc)(Sarzin) cachet on FDC1971Earth image from Gemini-10, 1966-07-19 with the GATV (Gemini-Agena Target Vehicle) in the foreground
Earth image1 from Gemini-11 (1966-09-13)
ManamaMi1091A
Mi1091B
One of strip of 3 (Mi1091A-1093A)
One of imperforate strip of 3 (Mi1091B-1093B)
1972Earth image1 from Gemini-11, 1966-09-13 (in the foreground, astronaut Richard Gordon, astride the Rendezvous and Recovery section of the Gemini-11 capsule, is in the process of attaching a 30 m tether from the docked GATV (Gemini Agena Target Vehicle) to the Gemini capsule's docking bar); see also Gemini-11 launch and event cover and detail
Earth image2 from Gemini-11 (1966-09-14)
ManamaMi1068A
Mi1068B
One of strip of 3 (Mi1067A-1069A)
One of imperforate strip of 3 (Mi1067B-1069B)
1972Earth image2 from Gemini-11, 1966-09-14 (Gemini-11 tethered to the GATV (Gemini-Agena Target Vehicle))
ManamaMi1067A-1069A_strip3 fdcOne of strip of three stamps on FDC
ManamaBL206A
BL206B
On stamp of SS1 (Mi1068A)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (Mi1068B)
Earth image3 from Gemini-11 (1966-09-14)
Maldive IslandsUnknown ms (Mi?)In (left) margin of MS4 (a-d)2019Earth image3 from Gemini-11, 1966-09-14 (Gemini-11 tethered to the GATV (Gemini-Agena Target Vehicle)) above the Gulf of California
Maldive IslandsUnknown ss (BL?)In (left) margin of SS1
Earth image from Gemini-12 (1966-11-12)
ManamaMi1090A
Mi1090B

Imperforate
1972Earth image from Gemini-12, 1966-11-12 (the first of three EVAs (Extra-Vehicular Activities) by astronaut Buzz Aldrin in the Gemini-12 mission; the GATV (Gemini-Agena Target Vehicle) is partially visible behind him)
ManamaBL218A
BL218B
On stamp of SS1 (Mi1090A)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (Mi1090B)
Sierra LeoneUnknown bOne of MS2 (a-b)2020Earth image from Gemini-12, 1966-11-12 (the first of three EVAs (Extra-Vehicular Activities) by astronaut Buzz Aldrin in the Gemini-12 mission; the GATV (Gemini-Agena Target Vehicle) is partially visible behind him)
United States1332b fdc (Mi930-931 fdc)(Freemason?) cachet on cover1967Earth image from Gemini-12, 1966-11-12 (the first of three EVAs (Extra-Vehicular Activities) by astronaut Buzz Aldrin in the Gemini-12 mission; the GATV (Gemini-Agena Target Vehicle) is partially visible behind him)

1This Gemini-10 Earth image from 1966-07-19 was featured as the cover article of Life magazine on 5 August 1966, with the title "Highest photos of Earth taken by Man".


Below is a list of Gemini-mission Earth Imagery on satellite launch and event covers.

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Earth imagery
Earth image3 from Gemini-4 (1965-06-03)
United States1966-11-11Cape Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers) cachet on Gemini-12 launch cover, also detailEarth image3 from Gemini-4, 1965-06-03 (Ed White Gemini-4 spacewalk with Earth in the background)


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