In 1959, NASA began its human spaceflight program with Project Mercury, a series of spaceflights designed to provide the foundation for knowledge and exercises which would be need later during the Apollo Program which would actually place men on the moon. But between Mercury and Apollo came the pivotal program, Project Gemini.
While Project Mercury placed the first American in space, Project Gemini tested astronauts abilities to maneuver in space through rendezvous with other spacecraft, spacewalks, atmospheric reentry, and extended flights. Through a series of ten manned flights from 1965 through 1966, these goals were accomplished. This book provides a step-by-step, mission-by-mission account of these flights, replete with real life photographs on almost every page.
‘Gosh darn’ is used once.
Conclusion. An excellent study on the Gemini missions
Review © 2013 Laura Verret