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Credit: McDonnell Douglas. 9,260 bytes. 347 x 255 pixels.

Manufacturer's Designation: McDonnell-Douglas. Class: Manned. Type: Spacecraft. Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Manufacturer: McDonnell-Douglas.

Proposed version of Gemini for low-earth orbit solar or stellar astronomy. This would be launched by a Saturn S-IB. It has an enlarged reentry module which seems to be an ancestor of the 'Big Gemini' of 1967.


Craft.Crew Size: 2. Total Length: 8.8 m. Maximum Diameter: 6.6 m. Total Mass: 18,500 kg.


Gemini VariantsGemini Variants - Modest modifications of Gemini proposed by McDonnell Douglas as a follow-on to the basic program (927 x 723 pixel version).

Credit: McDonnell Douglas. 43,356 bytes. 927 x 723 pixels.

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