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originally posted by: andy06shake
a reply to: peacefulpete
Looks like the Millennium Falcon from behind.
July 18, 1966-Gemini 10: John Young and Mike Collins saw a large, cylindrical object accompanied by two smaller, bright objects, which Young photographed. NASA failed to pick them up on screens. The astronauts reported two bright fragments near their spacecraft soon after launch, presumably pieces of the booster or of some other satellite. No photos were taken. They were out of range of NASA radar at this point anyway. Dramatization of ordinary space event.
originally posted by: Archivalist
Reminds me of an instrument panel reflection.
Would be my first guess, but given the astronauts independently reported it, that is unlikely.
However, judging by the sunlight on Earth they are probably oriented away from the sun. Maybe an exterior piece of the craft is reflecting into the window? Would explain the lack of radar confirmation.
Not knowing the optical characteristics of their window, it may also be possible that the three lights are a refracted view of light reflecting from the Earth, the moon, and the sun.
These are all the theories I can think of, that are not booster or various satellite/space junk explanations.
originally posted by: Phage
Very high resolution scans can be found here (for the past 6 or 7 years):
There are three frames in that sequence; S66-45778_G10-M, S66-45779_G10-M, S66-45780_G10-M
This is from the first one.
Looks to be either their booster or the one from Gemini 8. Both of which they rendevoused with.