Gemini IV was the second manned space flight in NASA's Project Gemini. It launched on June 3rd, 1965 with Command Pilot Jim McDivitt and Pilot Ed White. McDivitt and White circled the Earth 66 times in four days, making it the first US flight to approach the five-day flight of the SovietVostok 5. The highlight of the mission was the first EVA (space walk) by an American, during which White floated free outside the spacecraft, tethered to it, for approximately 20 minutes. Both of these accomplishments helped the United States overcome the Soviet Union's early lead in the Space Race.
Both these flags were inside the spacecraft during this mission!
FLAG 1 AND COA
FLAG 2 AND COA
MCDIVITT SIGNING THE FLAGS IN BULK
GEMINI IV CREW
WHITE (L) AND MCDIVITT (R)
GEMINI IV LAUNCH
WHITE EVA PHOTOS
PICTURES TAKEN BY MCDIVITT FROM THE GEMINI IV CAPSULE