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Credit - McDonnell Douglas
Manufacturer's Designation: McDonnell-Douglas. Class: Manned. Type: Spacecraft. Destination: Maximum Payload Orbit. Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Manufacturer: McDonnell.

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.

Crew Size: 2. Length: 8.77 m (28.77 ft). Maximum Diameter: 6.61 m (21.68 ft). Mass: 18,500 kg (40,700 lb).


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).