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Credit - McDonnell Douglas

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

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 was 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.

Crew Size: 2. Length: 16.90 m (55.40 ft). Maximum Diameter: 3.05 m (10.00 ft).


Bibliography:

  • Advanced Gemini Spacecraft, Briefing, McDonnell Douglas, ca. 1967.


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