An extremely rare in-flight photograph of Gemini IX-A Command Pilot Thomas Stafford, one of the earliest portraits of a human being in space. 

Cernan took the photograph with the SuperWide Hasselblad EVA camera and its 38mm lens after he safely got back inside the spacecraft following his arduous EVA. Stafford is looking through his Command Pilot left window of the spacecraft. A motion picture camera is floating in the weightless environment of the capsule.

“When you were photographing inside the Gemini spacecraft you had to wiggle down and photograph through a very small window. It was like looking through a tunnel.”

—Eugene Cernan (Schick and Van Haaften, pg. 13)