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Gemini

Project Gemini was NASA's second human spaceflight program that started in 1961 and concluded in 1966, between projects Mercury and Apollo. The Gemini spacecraft carried a two-astronaut crew. Ten crews flew low Earth orbit (LEO) missions between 1965 and 1966.
Astronauts White and McDivitt Inside Gemini IV Spacecraft
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Rendezvous Docking Simulator

(February 7, 1964) Multiple exposure of Rendezvous Docking Simulator. The Gemini spacecraft was supported in a gimbal system by an overhead crane and gantry arrangement which provided 6 degrees of freedom - rol... more

Astronaut Edward White Ready For Gemini IV Liftoff

(June 3, 1965) Astronaut Edward H. White II, pilot for NASA's Gemini IV mission is shown in the crew's ready room at Launch Complex 16, suited and ready to ride the van to Launch Complex 19 for insertion in the... more

ASTRONAUT JAMES A. LOVELL, JR.

Astronaut James A. Lovell Jr., pilot for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Gemini-7 spaceflight, walks to the elevator at Pad 19 one hour and 40 minutes before launch of the spacecraft. Moments ... more

Boarding Gemini VIII

Description (March 16, 1966) Commander Neil Armstrong (right) and pilot David R. Scott prepare to board the Gemini-Titan VIII. Gemini VIII successfully launched at 11:41 a.m. EST, March 16, 1966. The mission co... more

Shadowgraph Images of Re-entry Vehicles

These four shadowgraph images represent early re-entry vehicle concepts. A shadowgraph is a process that makes visible the disturbances that occur in a fluid flow at high velocity, in which light passing throug... more

A long-lost spacesuit recently uncovered

Description: KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - This locker reveals a long-lost spacesuit recently uncovered at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) in Florida. A recent venture into a long-locked room at CCA... more

Gemini Capsule

(November 7, 1962) Gemini capsule being tested in Unitary Plan Wind Tunnel..Image # : L-1962-08679

Paraglider

(February 5, 1962) W. C. Sleeman, Jr. inspecting a model of the paraglider in 300 mph 7 x 10 Foot Wind Tunnel. The paraglider, or "Rogallo Wing," was proposed for use in the Gemini Program. It would h... more

Gemini, 1962-1966

Image Credit: NASA..Description Project Gemini was NASA's second human spaceflight program, with ten manned flights occurring between 1965 and 1966...Similar in design to the Mercury capsule but much larger, th... more

Titan with Gemini Capsule

Titan with Gemini capsule in the Transonic Dynamics Tunnel...Image # : L-1964-03467

Gemini Mission Control

Overall view of the Mission Control Center (MCC), Houston, Texas, during the Gemini 5 flight. Note the screen at the front of the MCC which is used to track the progress of the Gemini spacecraft...Image # : S65... more

Gemini 6 and Gemini 7 Rendezvous

(December 15, 1965) This photograph taken on December 15, 1965 shows the Gemini 7 spacecraft as it was observed from the hatch window of the Gemini 6 spacecraft during rendezvous manuevers and station keeping a... more

Schirra and Stafford Suit-Up

(October 20, 1965) Astronauts Walter M. Schirra Jr. (seated), command pilot, and Thomas P. Stafford, pilot, Gemini 6 prime crew, go through suiting up exercises in preparation for their forthcoming flight. The ... more

Gemini 3 capsule is mated with Titan.

(February 1965) The Gemini 3 spacecraft is mated with the Titan II launch vehicle in the white room of Pad 19 at the Kennedy Space Center. Virgil I. (Gus) Grissom and John Young rode the capsule into space on M... more

Conrad in Recovery Helicopter

(August 29, 1965) Charles "Pete" Conrad Jr. looks out of the helicopter window after recovery from his spacecraft after the Gemini 5 splashdown...Image # : S65-46622

Gemini 3 final inspection

(March 23, 1965) Technicians from the McDonnell Aircraft Corporation, which was responsible for producing the Gemini capsule, make final inspections to the Gemini 3 spacecraft. The photo is taken at the white r... more

Gemini-Titan-8 Training - Water Egress

(1965) The Gemini-8 Astronauts David R. Scott and Neil A. Armstrong are suited up for water egress training aboard the NASA Motor Vessell Retriever in the Gulf of Mexico. GULF OF MEXICO CN..Image # S66-17253

Gemini 6

December 15-16, 1965 – 1 day, 1 hour, 51 minutes, 24 seconds.Astronauts – Walter M Schirra, Jr. (Commander), Thomas P. Stafford (Pilot).Gemini VI-A completed the first space rendezvous with Gemini VII, station-... more

Ed White performs first U.S. spacewalk

(June 3, 1965) Astronaut Edward H. White II, pilot for the Gemini-Titan 4 space flight, floats in space during America’s first spacewalk. The extravehicular activity (EVA) was performed during the Gemini 4 miss... more

Conrad and Cooper Practice Survival Training

(July 21, 1965) Prime crew for the Gemini 5 space flight, astronauts Charles Conrad Jr., (in water) and L. Gordon Cooper Jr., (in raft) practice survival techniques following successful egress from their Gemini... more

Gemini 5

August 21-29, 1965 – 7 days, 22 hours. 55 minutes, 14 seconds.Astronauts – L. Gordon Cooper, Jr. (Commander), Charles Conrad, Jr. (Pilot).The objective of the Gemini V mission was to evaluate rendezvous Guidanc... more

Gemini 7

December 4-18, 1965 – 13 days, 18 hours, 35 minutes, 1 second .Astronauts – Frank Borman (Commander), James A. Lovell Jr. (Pilot).The primary objective of the Gemini VII mission was to conduct a 14 day mission ... more

Astronauts White and McDivitt Inside Gemini IV Spacecraft

(June 3, 1965) Astronauts Edward H. White II (left) and James A. McDivitt inside the Gemini IV spacecraft wait for liftoff. The objective of the Gemini IV mission was to evaluate and test the effects of four da... more

Jim McDivitt and Ed White Simulate Launch

(May 13, 1965) Astronauts James McDivitt and Ed White inside the Gemini spacecraft for a simulated launch at Cape Canaveral, Florida. ..Image # : 65P-0074

Astronaut James A. McDivitt Suited in Preparation for Training Tests

(May 21, 1965) Astronaut James A. McDivitt, commander of Gemini IV, suited in preparation for weight and balance tests. The objective of the Gemini IV mission was to evaluate and test the effects of four days i... more

Cooper and Conrad Enroute to Launch Pad Gemani 5

(July 21, 1965) Gemini 5 Prime Crew, Charles Pete Conrad and Gordon Cooper in their silver pressure suits are greeted by employees as they make their way to the launch pad...Image # : 65P-0136

Gemini 12

November 11-15, 1966 – 3 days, 22 hours, 34 minutes, 31 seconds.Astronauts – James A. Lovell, Jr. (Commander), Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr. (Pilot).The Gemini XII mission was the final mission of the Gemini Program. Ge... more

Armstrong and Scott with Hatches Open

Description (March 16, 1966) 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... more

Gemini 11

September 12-15, 1966 – 2 days, 23 hours, 17 minutes, 8 seconds.Astronauts – Charles Conrad, Jr. (Commander), Richard F. Gordon, Jr. (Pilot).The primary objective of the Gemini XI mission was to rendezvous with... more

Gemini 11 maintenance

(July 21, 1966) The Gemini 11 spacecraft is lowered onto a dolly for preflight maintenance before stacking on the Titan rocket at the Kennedy Space Center. Dick Gordon and Pete Conrad would liftoff in this spac... more

Gemini 9 and Earth Limb

An unusual view of the Gemini 9 spacecraft taken by Eugene Cernan during his Extravehicular Activity (EVA). His umbilical and spacecraft are visible though he is not...Image # : S66-37989

Gemini 10

July 18-21, 1966 – 2 days, 22 hours, 46 minutes, 39 seconds.Astronauts – John W. Young (Commander), Michael Collins (Pilot).The primary objective of the Gemini X mission was to rendezvous with the GATV-5005 and... more

GT-4 Launch

Gemini-Titan 4 (GT-4) lift-off from Pad 19. This flight included the first spacewalk by an American astronaut...Image # : 65C-4151

Gemini 4 Recovery with Green Marker Dye

Overhead view of the Gemini 4 spacecraft showing the yellow flotation collar used to stabilize the spacecraft in choppy seas. The green marker dye is highly visible from the air and is used as a locating aid. A... more

Aldrin Performs EVA

Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., pilot of the Gemini 12 spacecraft performs extravehicular activity (EVA) during the second day of the four day mission in space. Aldrin is positioned next to the Agena work station...Image ... more

Profile of Agena Docking Target

A profile view of the Agena Docking Target Vehicle as seen from the Gemini 8 spacecraft during rendezvous in space...Image # : S66-25782

Gemini 8 Launched by Titan Booster

Full Description: A Titan booster launched the Gemini 8 spacecraft on March 16, 1966 from launch complex 19 Cape Kennedy, Florida. The flight crew for the 3 day mission, astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and David R... more

Gemini 9

June 3-6, 1966 – 3 days, 21 hours.Astronauts – Thomas P. Stafford (Commander), Eugene A. Cernan (Pilot).The objective of the Gemini IX-A mission was to rendezvous and dock with augmented target docking adapter ... more

Gemini 8

March 16, 1966 - 10 hours, 41 minutes, 26 seconds .Astronauts – Neil A. Armstrong (Commander), David R. Scott (Pilot).The objective of the Gemini VIII mission was to rendezvous and dock with the Gemini Agena Ta... more

Gemini-Titan 4 (GT-4) Prelaunch Activities

(May 29, 1966) Gemini-Titan 4 (GT-4) Prime flight crew, Ed White and Jim McDivitt, at Pad 19...Image # : 65C-3447

Atlas Agena Launch

Atlas Agena target vehicle liftoff for Gemini 11 from Pad 14. Once the Agena was in orbit, Gemini 11 rendezvoused and docked with it...Image # : 66PC-0254

White Floats out the Open Hatch

Astronaut Edward H. White II, pilot for the Gemini-Titan 4 space flight, floats in zero gravity of space. The extravehicular activity was performed during the third revolution of the Gemini 4 spacecraft. White ... more

Gemini-Titan 11 Launch

Full Description: Lift-off of Gemini-Titan 11 (GT-11) on Complex 19. The Gemini 11 mission included a rendezvous with an Agena target vehicle...Image #: 66PC-0261

Gemini 9 Crew Waves to the Wasp

Astronauts Thomas P. Stafford and Eugene A. Cernan sit with their Gemini spacecraft with hatches open while awaiting the arrival of the recovery ship U.S.S. Wasp...Image # : S66-34085

Gemini Capsule

Gemini capsule being tested in Unitary Plan Wind Tunnel...Image # : L-1962-08679

Gemini Crew Welcomed by Wasp Crew

Astronauts Eugene Cernan (left), and Thomas Stafford receive a warm welcome as they arrive aboard the prime recovery ship, the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Wasp...Image # : S66-34083

Gemini 12 Splashdown

As a helicopter hovers above, the Gemini-12 spacecraft with parachute open descends to the Atlantic with astronauts Jim Lovell and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin aboard...Image # : 66C-9516

Cernan Photographed Inside Gemini 9A

(June 3, 1966) Astronaut Eugene A. Cernan, pilot of the Gemini 9A mission is photographed inside the spacecraft by the command pilot, astronaut Thomas P. Stafford during flight...Image # : S66-38082

Viking Pre-Launch Test Flight

(January 20, 1974) The Titan booster is a two-stage liquid-fueled rocket, with two additional large, solid-propellant rockets attached. It is a member of the Titan family that was used in NASA's Gemini program.... more