This day in history


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Feb 9, 2003
December 16, 1965
The Crew of Gemini 6 report seeing a UFO: "…this is Gemini VI. We have an object, looks like a satellite going from north to south, up in a polar orbit. … Very low. Looks like he might be going to reenter soon. Stand by one … You might just let me try to pick up that thing … I see a command module and eight smaller modules in front. The pilot of the command module is wearing a red suit". The crew of Wally Schirra and Thomas P. Stafford then broke into a chorus of Jingle Bells, accompanied by a harmonica and small bells.
These were the first musical instruments played in space, and are now on exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution.