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Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-06-2012 06:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Alan Taylor with The Atlantic has published a photo tribute to Project Gemini.
Fifty years ago, NASA began a program called Project Gemini, developing deep space travel techniques and equipment to prepare for the upcoming Apollo program. Two unmanned and ten manned missions were flown, and astronauts and engineers accomplished hundreds of goals, including the first American spacewalk, a 14-day endurance test in orbit, space docking, and the highest-ever manned orbit at 1,369 km (850 mi).

After the project ended in 1966, many Gemini astronauts brought their experiences with them as they went on to fly Apollo missions to the Moon.

Collected here are remarkable images of Project Gemini half a century ago — some beautiful, some technical, and a few surprisingly intimate.

Thanks to John Fongheiser ('space1') for the heads-up!

garymilgrom
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posted 04-06-2012 07:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Note to model-makers: some great close up views of the capsule exteriors from EVA astronauts in this photo collection.

mach3valkyrie
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posted 04-06-2012 02:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mach3valkyrie   Click Here to Email mach3valkyrie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is a great resource. Clear photographs that can be enlarged; some seldom, if ever, seen. My compliments.

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