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How NASA's Gemini Spacecraft Worked (Infographic) By Karl Tate, Infographics Artist

How NASA's Gemini Spacecraft Worked (Infographic) By Karl Tate, Infographics Artist

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Gemini 6A closes to within 35 feet of its sister capsule, Gemini 7, on December 15, 1965. (NASA/JSC/ASU)

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Gemini Launch by Stephen Christ. Christ: I am an industrial designer and model maker from Chicago, IL. I attended Purdue University and was a Chick Evans Scholar. After spending most of my college career working with 3D art, I have started doing side projects designing 2D posters. The retro travel posters from the 50s and 60s have been my favorite inspiration so far, and I enjoy putting my own spin on that style. My vector art Disney posters are limitless, and I will keep adding more to the…

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On June 5, 1966, Gemini 9A Commander Eugene Cernan spent more than 2 hours on a spacewalk, taking this photo while standing in the open hatch over the Pacific Ocean. (NASA/JSC/ASU

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Astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and David R. Scott sit with their spacecraft hatches open while awaiting the arrival of the recovery ship, the USS Leonard F. Mason after the successful completion of their Gemini 8 mission, on March 16, 1966. They are assisted by USAF Pararescuemen Eldrige M. Neal, Larry D. Huyett, and Glenn M. Moore. The overhead view shows the Gemini 8 spacecraft with the yellow flotation collar attached to stabilize the spacecraft in choppy seas. The green marker dye is…

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The Gemini capsule that took Alan Shepard in to space, making him the 1st US astronaut

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Neil Armstrong getting suited up for his Gemini 8 mission. This is where he learned orbital docking for the moon mission. March, 1966.

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Space History Photo: Gemini 6 view of Gemini 7 during rendezvous maneuvers on Dec. 15, 1965.

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NASA Gemini mission. Duration 1961-1966 Goals: Long-duration spaceflight; rendezvous and docking; extra-vehicular activity; targeted re-entry and Earth landing Achieved: Eight-day flight necessary for Apollo; 14-day endurance flight; first American spacewalk; first rendezvous; first docking; demonstrated ability to work in EVA without tiring

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