The Gemini program was a manned spaceflight program
undertaken by the United States of America
, conducted during the years (1963
). The goal was to develop techniques for advanced space travel, notably those necessary for the Apollo program
, which was to land men on the Moon
The Gemini designation comes from the fact that the missions were two-man missions.
Gemini missions involved extravehicular activity and orbital maneuvers including rendezvous and docking.
Gemini spacecraft 6A and 7 rendevous in orbit. (NASA)
Gemini 6 views Gemini 7, 1965 (NASA)
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