The comfy sectional mock-up of the General Dynamics (Convair/Astronautics Division) Apollo command module proposal, 1961. Their LEM was certainly more impressive.
Launched on January 19, 1965, Gemini 2 was an unmanned suborbital mission conceived to test flight the Gemini spacecraft. Specially the reentry; the first Gemini mission was orbital, but the capsule was not recovered.
The cockpit camera footage speed of this GIF is not correct, too fast.
Fun on the reduced gravity walking simulator. Let’s start the week with the right aptitude and attitude.
Fifty years ago my all-time favourite Apollo crew (Conrad-Gordon-Bean) endured quite a ride during their moon mission launch. Anyway, that Saturn V with a twist was a mere piece of cake for them.
“Apollo 12, Kind Of A Rough Start” by James Hervat.
I found some time last night to watch this documentary. I must confess I had some trepidations about it, but ended quite pleased with the final product. The outstanding footage comes together with a very measured screenplay, thankfully not too hagiographic. In short, it has all “First Man” lacks.
I kinda like this alternative movie poster. Is it me or Neil, in the X-15’s late-model MC-2 pressure suit, looked a lot like Yuri Gagarin?
Mercury, Gemini and Apollo astronaut extraordinaire Wally Schirra modelling Bill Jack Instruments Co. stunning MC-2 helmet. Schirra was inside a sealed heat chamber undergoing a very uncomfortable and hot (180º F) run to verify the pressure suit satisfactory operation.
…, Not Wally.
This larger than life character’s ultimate self-portrait. Our first spacewalker has taken the almighty step into the ultimate vacuum. A truly sad day indeed.
RIP / QDEP