Gemini 12: The NASA Mission Reports
Gemini 12: The NASA Mission Reports

Gemini 12: The NASA Mission Reports

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Gemini 12: The NASA Mission Reports

The last Gemini flight would be flown by veteran Commander James Lovell and a brilliant rookie called Edwin ?Buzz? Aldrin. Lovell?s experience gained on Gemini 6 would prove the perfect foundation on which the newcomer Aldrin would be able to build a near-perfect science mission. The task of space-walking had proven arduous and dangerous on previous Gemini flights but after months of rigorous training underwater Aldrin was ready to prove that men could actually work comfortably in space. It was a critical exercise which would determine whether a moonwalking astronaut could survive the experience.After two scrubbed launches the final Gemini-Titan stack soared into low earth orbit and docked with its Agena target vehicle, placed aloft only an hour and a half earlier. Aldrin then spent over five hours working outside the spacecraft. His experience as a scuba diver gave him the edge needed to get the work done without exhausting himself as some of his predecessors had done. After 94 hours in space Lovell and Aldrin splashed into the Pacific Ocean within three miles of the recovery ship. The stage was now set for the final push for the moon. Bonus: As early as 1961, engineer Jim Chamberlin had wanted to send Gemini to the moon. For the first time details of this audacious plan are revealed in a rare document from 1965.

Features and Reviews:
  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Collector's Guide Publishing Inc; Bk&CD-Rom edition (January 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • Book Dimensions: 10.1 x 6.9 x 0.6 inches

  • Bonus CD-ROM Included!
  • Error corrected 16mm film footage of Gemini 12
  • Over 430 still pictures from Gemini 12
  • A movie about the Gemini 12 mission
  • Over one hour and 45 minutes of MPEG video
  • An exclusive interview with Gemini 12 Commander Jim Lovell