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BI-1 Rocketplane Credit: © Mark Wade. File Name: bi1.jpg. Image width: 299 pixels. Image height: 110 pixels. Image size: 5,009 bytes.
Biesnovat 5 Aircraft File Name: biesno5.jpg. Image width: 353 pixels. Image height: 128 pixels. Image size: 13,000 bytes.
Big Gemini Briefing Cover page of Big Gemini briefing to NASA, Dec 20 1967. Big Gemini is shown returning its crew of ten to a runway landing beneath its Rogallo wing paraglider.
Credit: McDonnell Douglas. File Name: big67dec.jpg. Image width: 458 pixels. Image height: 380 pixels. Image size: 26,736 bytes.
Big Gemini Configs Compared are the Big Gemini configurations planned for use with the Titan 3G for the Air Force (180 inch diameter base) and for use with Saturn launch vehicles for NASA (260 inch diameter base). A shorter version of the Titan 3G version could be used with the Titan 3M. Credit: McDonnell Douglas. File Name: bigaltcf.jpg. Image width: 486 pixels. Image height: 360 pixels. Image size: 29,177 bytes.
Big Boosters Credit: Mark Wade. File Name: bigboost.jpg. Image width: 410 pixels. Image height: 479 pixels. Image size: 19,269 bytes.
Big Gemini NASA Comparison of potential NASA configurations for Big Gemini. The preferred, top configuration uses all new hardware. The middle ALSS configuration uses a logistics module developed for the Apollo Orbital Workshop program. The bottom configuration uses the Big Gemini reentry capsule with an Apollo Service Module and Apollo Applications Multi-Mission Module. Credit: McDonnell Douglas. File Name: bigcomp2.jpg. Image width: 376 pixels. Image height: 283 pixels. Image size: 15,327 bytes.
Big Gemini NASA Larger version of comparison of potential NASA configurations for Big Gemini. The preferred, top configuration uses all new hardware. The middle ALSS configuration uses a logistics module developed for the Apollo Orbital Workshop program. The bottom configuration uses the Big Gemini reentry capsule with an Apollo Service Module and Apollo Applications Multi-Mission Module. Credit: McDonnell Douglas. File Name: bigcompt.jpg. Image width: 561 pixels. Image height: 423 pixels. Image size: 26,507 bytes.
Big Gemini Cutaway Dimensioned cutaway view of Big Gemini as proposed for NASA. This view shows: The location of the aft control station for docking. The ejection seats provided for all crew members. The locations of the parasail 'recovery system'. The underfloor location of the passenger environmental control system. Credit: McDonnell Douglas. File Name: bigcutaw.jpg. Image width: 630 pixels. Image height: 479 pixels. Image size: 81,878 bytes.
Big Gemini Evolution Chart showing how the Big Gemini could be derived from existing hardware. Use of the basic reentry module with a range of propulsion and cargo modules was possible. A further evolutionary development would lead to the 'Advance Logistic Spacecraft' of the late 1970's (eventually the Space Shuttle). Credit: McDonnell Douglas. File Name: bigevolu.jpg. Image width: 493 pixels. Image height: 373 pixels. Image size: 29,986 bytes.
Little Joe II Credit: © Mark Wade. File Name: bigjoe.gif. Image width: 120 pixels. Image height: 386 pixels. Image size: 1,563 bytes.
Big Gemini Landing Big Gemini would land on dry lake beds or airstrips on skids, as were used on the X-15 and were planned for the X-20 and basic Gemini. A parasail would allow the pilot to maneuver to a pinpoint landing.
Credit: McDonnell Douglas. File Name: biglandg.jpg. Image width: 543 pixels. Image height: 376 pixels. Image size: 55,777 bytes.
LK Overall view of the LK preserved at the Orevo Museum of the Bauman Moscow State Technical University.
Location: Orevo. Credit: © Mark Wade. File Name: biglk.jpg. Image width: 396 pixels. Image height: 655 pixels. Image size: 51,734 bytes.
Big Gemini / LORL Big Gemini docked to one version of the planned Air Force Large Orbiting Research Laboratory (LORL), planned late 1970's follow-on to the Manned Orbiting Lab (MOL).
Credit: McDonnell Douglas. File Name: biglorl.jpg. Image width: 482 pixels. Image height: 366 pixels. Image size: 36,574 bytes.
Big Gemini Mockup Mockup of the Big Gemini reentry module on display at the McDonnell plant, St Louis, in 1967. The large windows allowed viewing of the interior of the mockup and were not going to be part of the flight version! By simply adding a passenger compartment behind the basic Gemini B, McDonnell produced a ballistic reentry vehicle with the same total mass and base diameter as the Apollo Command Module, but over twice the cargo capacity. Credit: McDonnell Douglas. File Name: bigmock2.jpg. Image width: 484 pixels. Image height: 375 pixels. Image size: 62,612 bytes.
Big Gemini Model Cutaway model of the Big Gemini reentry module. This version would accomodate two crew and six passengers; versions for NASA with ejections seats would accomodate two crew and four passengers plus return cargo.
Credit: McDonnell Douglas. File Name: bigmodel.jpg. Image width: 505 pixels. Image height: 295 pixels. Image size: 23,241 bytes.
Station Quarters Int Credit: NASA. File Name: bigsint1.gif. Image width: 464 pixels. Image height: 360 pixels. Image size: 14,402 bytes.
Station Cutaways Credit: NASA. File Name: bigsint2.gif. Image width: 324 pixels. Image height: 459 pixels. Image size: 15,575 bytes.
Big Gemini / SIVB Big Gemini as launched by a Saturn derived launch vehicle composed of five solid motors with an S-IVB upper stage. This version weighed 47,300 kg and could deliver 9 crew and 27,300 kg of payload to a 480 km, 50 degree inclination orbit. The sketch shows the flight phases of the capsule, including the parasail landing. Credit: McDonnell Douglas. File Name: bigsivb.jpg. Image width: 392 pixels. Image height: 313 pixels. Image size: 33,192 bytes.
Big Gemini / OWS Use of Big Gemini as a more cost-effective manned logistics vehicle for use with the Apollo Applications Orbital Workshop (eventually Skylab).
Credit: McDonnell Douglas. File Name: bigskylb.jpg. Image width: 468 pixels. Image height: 325 pixels. Image size: 20,211 bytes.
Space Station Credit: NASA. File Name: bigst80s.jpg. Image width: 566 pixels. Image height: 373 pixels. Image size: 48,994 bytes.
Space Base Credit: NASA. File Name: bigst90s.jpg. Image width: 475 pixels. Image height: 442 pixels. Image size: 50,011 bytes.
Big Gemini /Titan 3M Minimum Air Force version of Big Gemini, launched by a Titan 3M for advanced Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL) resupply. This version had a minimal cargo module capability. Total mass was 15,600 kg, and it could deliver 9 crew and 2,500 kg of supplies to a 480 km, 50 degree inclination orbit. Credit: McDonnell Douglas. File Name: bigttn3m.jpg. Image width: 409 pixels. Image height: 313 pixels. Image size: 32,618 bytes.
Bion File Name: biondwg.jpg. Image width: 368 pixels. Image height: 250 pixels. Image size: 21,000 bytes.
Biosat Credit: © Mark Wade. File Name: biosat.gif. Image width: 169 pixels. Image height: 158 pixels. Image size: 1,457 bytes.
Biosat 1 Credit: NASA. File Name: biosat1.jpg. Image width: 323 pixels. Image height: 327 pixels. Image size: 21,923 bytes.
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