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Extended Gemini
Extended Gemini

Credit: McDonnell Douglas. 13,304 bytes. 650 x 162 pixels.


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

A McDonnell concept for using Gemini for extended duration missions. The basic Gemini would dock with an Agena upper stage. Between the docking collar and the Agena is an orbital shelter where the crew would live and work for weeks at a time. The crew would transfer from the Gemini to the miniature space station via an inflatable airlock.



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.


Specification

Craft.Crew Size: 2. Total Length: 16.9 m. Maximum Diameter: 3.0 m.



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