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[b]ASU, NASA unveil Project Gemini Online Digital Archive[/b]
On Jan. 6, the NASA Johnson Space Center and the School of Earth and Space Exploration unveiled the [URL=http://tothemoon.ser.asu.edu/gallery/gemini]Project Gemini Online Digital Archive[/URL]. The archive contains the first high-resolution digital scans of the original Gemini flight films, now available in several formats.
Project Gemini (1964-1966) was the second U.S. human spaceflight program, after Project Mercury (1960-1963). The overarching goal was to test systems and operations critical to the Apollo program (1961-1975), conceived with the purpose of "landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth". The [URL=http://lroc.sese.asu.edu/news/?archives/402-Project-Gemini-Comes-to-Life.html]LROC Featured Image[/URL] discusses Gemini's specific goals and "firsts" from the mission.
In May of 2011, a team of scientists led by professor Mark Robinson commemorated Project Mercury with digital image archive. You can read the details of the process [URL=http://asunews.asu.edu/20110505_mercuryscans]here[/URL]. Also visit the ASU [URL=http://tothemoon.ser.asu.edu/gallery/mercury]Project Mercury[/URL] digital scan archive, and the [URL=http://apollo.sese.asu.edu/]Apollo archive[/URL].
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