Gemini Program Mission Patch
NASA named the program GEMINI after the twin stars Castor and Pollox, one of the 12 constellations of the Zodiac.
Its spheres of influence include adaptability and mobility, two features the designers of the spacecraft pursued.
The Gemini missions had the following challenges to meet prior to attempting lunar missions:
- Rendezvous and docking
- Long duration flights
- Multiple-hour work outside the spacecraft
- Advanced, reliable on-board flight systems
- Training of flight and ground crews.
It was during the Gemini Program that the United States caught up with and surpassed the Soviet Union in the race to the Moon.*
*From NASA "On The Shoulders of Titans, A History of Project Gemini"
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