July 18, 1966: McDonnell-Douglas' Gemini X spacecraft carried John Young and Michael Collins into space, as part of Project Gemini, NASA's second human spaceflight program. Learn about St. Louis' McDonnell Center for the Space Science here.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.