NASA published this image of Gemini VI taken by the Gemini VII capsule rushing to do the first manned rendezvous in its image of the day series. The Gemini flights in the 60's were the training missions to prepare for the Apollo lunar atttempts.
I remember watching all of these missions on TV from takeoff to splashdown. We even listened to them on the radio. It was better than any science fiction because it was real. As much as I like Star Trek, I think we need to do more in real space.