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heng44
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posted 02-02-2007 01:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Gemini-7 pilot Jim Lovell demonstrates the lightweight G5C spacesuit for the mission, which featured a soft, collapsible helmet with polycarbonate visor. A fighter pilotís crash helmet was worn underneath. The suit could be taken off in the cramped cabin of the Gemini spacecraft, enabling the crew to be more comfortable during the 14-day mission in December 1965.

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posted 02-02-2007 04:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for art540   Click Here to Email art540     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You gotta start a web site, Ed !

ejectr
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posted 02-02-2007 07:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ejectr   Click Here to Email ejectr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Are you kidding me???!!! It would take 100 years to load!

Mike Z
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posted 02-02-2007 11:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Z   Click Here to Email Mike Z     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What a FANTASTIC photo!!!
The Gemini 7 suits are the most fascinating suits of all time!! I remember my mother getting us up to watch the Mercury and Gemini launches. I also remember the Gemini 7 Astronauts scared the _____ out of me!! They looked like aliens from Mars to me as I was 11 years old at the time. I guess a young eleven. On all of the Gemini tapes there is really little on their light weight spacesuits.

lunarrv15
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posted 02-03-2007 06:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lunarrv15   Click Here to Email lunarrv15     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jim's eys expressing the suit is uncomfortable or remove it ...please!

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