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NASA Gemini programme (1962-1966): books

A book about the Gemini space program? Here you will find books about this NASA project, including the Gemini capsule and the various launch vehicles.

NASA Gemini Manual 1965-1966 (all missions, all models) - An insight into NASA's Gemini spacecraft (Haynes Space Manual)

NASA's Gemini space flight programme followed on from the pioneering Mercury missions which put the first US astronauts into space. The Gemini spacecraft was an agile flying machine for fighter pilots, which gave the US the tool it needed to fly into space, and in doing so prepared NASA to travel to the Moon.

Pages of the book NASA Gemini Manual 1965-196 (1)

In a breathless series of 10 manned flights spread across only 20 months of 1965 and 1966, Gemini propelled NASA from being a tentative, inexperienced space agency to a tough, competent and confident organisation that could send astronauts to another world.

This Manual celebrates this important spacecraft with a thorough look at the technologies and techniques that were developed for the programme during its heyday.

Pages of the book NASA Gemini Manual 1965-196 (2)

Author:David Woods, David M Harland
Specs:176 pages, 27.5 x 22 x 2 cm / 10.8 x 8.7 x 0.79 in, hardback
Illustrations:250 b&w and 50 colour photographs
Publisher:Haynes Publishing (GB, 2014)
Series:Haynes Space Manual
EAN:9780857334213
Book: NASA Gemini Manual 1965-1966 (all missions, all models) - An insight into NASA's Gemini spacecraft (Haynes Space Manual)

NASA Gemini Manual 1965-1966 (all missions, all models) - An insight into NASA's Gemini spacecraft

Language: English

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NASA Project Gemini - Familiarization Manual - Manned Satellite Spacecraft

Just ten days after Alan Shepard Jr. became America's first man in space on May 5, 1961, President John F. Kennedy challenged the nation, suggesting that the United States should land a man on the moon by the end of the decade. The ambitious goal of Project Apollo required a series of intermediate steps, which were to be explored by Project Gemini.
Created on January 3, 1962, Project Gemini's objectives were many. During ten manned flights in 1965 and 1966, astronauts would perform spacewalks, rendezvous with orbiting vehicles using maneuvering and propulsion systems, and perform docking tests. A great deal of experience was gained and equipment tested, and with one exception - a dry land capsule landing - all of the planned objectives were met. All ten manned flights were made using Titan II two-stage boosters that were purpose-built for Gemini and known as "GLV" or Gemini-Titans.
The prime contractor for the Mercury capsule McDonnell Aircraft, constructed the two-man Gemini capsule. A larger, more sophisticated spacecraft than Mercury, the Gemini capsule relied on a detachable Equipment Module for power, propulsion, and life-support systems. The capsule itself was outfitted with ejection seats, carried an on-board Guidance Computer, and could be flown in six directions.

Created by NASA and contractor McDonnell Aircraft, this Familiarization Manual explains all the systems aboard the Mercury space capsule including cabin controls, sequence, electrical power, cooling, guidance and control, communications, retrograde rocket, and landing systems and procedures.
Dating from September of 1965 for the long range and extended missions, it represents a late revision of documents created at the beginning of the Gemini program. Originally restricted, this manual has been declassified and is presented in its entirety, running nearly 600 pages.

Author:NASA
Specs:584 pages, 25.5 x 20.5 x 2.9 cm / 10 x 8.1 x 1.14 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous photographs and drawings
Publisher:Periscope Film (USA, 2011)
EAN:9781935700692
Book: NASA Project Gemini - Familiarization Manual - Manned Satellite Spacecraft

NASA Project Gemini - Familiarization Manual - Manned Satellite Spacecraft

Language: English

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Last update:24-05-2024