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Gemini Paraglider
Gemini Paraglider -

Credit: McDonnell Douglas. 13,879 bytes. 286 x 318 pixels.

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

The paraglider was supposed to be used in the original Gemini program but delays in getting the wing to deploy reliably resulted in it not being flown. McDonnell proposed that additional Gemini missions be flown to fully test the paraglider, which was planned for the follow-on Big Gemini.


Craft.Crew Size: 2. Total Length: 5.7 m. Maximum Diameter: 3.0 m. Total Habitable Volume: 2.55 m3. Total Mass: 3,800 kg. Total Propellants: 455 kg. Total RCS Impulse: 120,000.00 kgf-sec. Primary Engine Thrust: 72 kgf. Main Engine Propellants: N2O4/MMH. Main Engine Isp: 273 sec. Total spacecraft delta v: 323 m/s. Electric system: 2.16 total average kW. Electric System: 151.00 total kWh. Electrical System: Fuel Cells.


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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