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Gemini Observatory
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Gemini Observatory
Gemini Observatory
Credit: McDonnell Douglas
American manned spacecraft. Study 1966. Proposed version of Gemini for low-earth orbit solar or stellar astronomy. This would be launched by a Saturn S-IB. It has an enlarged reentry module which seems to be an ancestor of the 'Big Gemini' of 1967.

Status: Study 1966. Gross mass: 18,500 kg (40,700 lb). Height: 8.77 m (28.77 ft).

Crew Size: 2.



Family: Manned spacecraft, USA - Space Stations. People: McDonnell. Country: USA. Launch Vehicles: Saturn I, Saturn IB. Agency: NASA. Bibliography: 208, 6518.
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Gemini VariantsGemini Variants
Modest modifications of Gemini proposed by McDonnell Douglas as a follow-on to the basic program (927 x 723 pixel version).
Credit: McDonnell Douglas



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