Click on the link here for Audio Player: Launch of Gemini 7 – Dec. 4, 1965 – CBS News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection
This day in 1965 marked the launch of what would be the longest manned space flight in U.S. history (until the 1970s). It also marked the first rendezvous in space. Fourteen days and 206 orbits around the earth, the mission was piloted by Frank Borman and James Lovell.
Here is a half-hour excerpt from that launch, as reported by CBS News on December 4, 1965.
The Space Race continued.