Encyclopedia > Gemini program

  Article Content

Gemini program

The Gemini program was a manned spaceflight program undertaken by the United States of America, conducted during the years (1963-1966). 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)

Missions

See also:



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
South Ogden, Utah

... two or more races. 7.35% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 5,193 households out of which 34.9% have children under the age of 18 living ...