One Giant Leap for Mankind: Vintage Photographs from the Victor Martin-Malburet Collection 28 October 2022
Astride the nose of Gemini 11, Gordon moves forward to attach a 100-foot line from the Agena, directly in front of him, to the manned vehicle.
"I’m riding it like a cowboy,” he said to Command Pilot Pete Conrad. This photograph was taken with a movie camera mounted over the open hatch of the spacecraft.
“This photograph shows me astride the nose of the Gemini spacecraft during the umbilical EVA of Gemini 11. This pose inspired Pete Conrad to respond with the words, “Ride ‘em, cowboy!”
Richard Gordon (Cortright, pg. 182)
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