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UNIVERSAL NEWSREEL: KENNEDY TOUR - CALLS FOR U.S. LEAD IN SPACE (3:45)
A September 1962 trip to see Chief rocket scientist Werner von Braun in Huntsville, Alabama & the Mercury spacecraft, then visits Cape Canaveral, Houston Texas and Rice University where he delivers his famous "We Choose To Go To The Moon" speech, inspects the Gemini spacecraft at the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, then visits the St Louis plant of McDonnell Aerospace.
THE WORLD WAS THERE (28:57)
A retrospective of Project Mercury with an eye to its contributions to the upcoming Project Gemini space program.
THE FOUR DAYS OF GEMINI 4 (27:46)
Ed White becomes the first American to walk in outer space in a mission under the command of James McDivitt.
GEMINI VIII, THIS IS HOUSTON FLIGHT (25:16)
Neil Armstrong uses quick thinking to save himself and David Scott from certain death as their spacecraft goes into uncontrolled gyrations during docking maneuvers.
GEMINI XII MISSION (25:16)
All the activities that Project Gemini had been designed to test in order to prepare for its Apollo Moon program were put to the test in this mission as Commander Jim Lovell practiced rendezvous and docking procedures and Edwin Aldrin set a record for extravehicular activity.
LEGACY OF GEMINI (27:52)
A retrospective of Project Gemini with an eye to its contributions to the upcoming Project Apollo moon program.
Project Gemini was NASA's second human spaceflight program. Conducted between projects Mercury and Apollo, Gemini started in 1961 and concluded in 1966. The Gemini spacecraft carried a two-astronaut crew. Ten Gemini crews and sixteen individual astronauts flew low Earth orbit (LEO) missions during 1965 and 1966. Gemini's objective was the development of space travel techniques to support the Apollo mission to land astronauts on the Moon. In doing so, it allowed the United States to catch up and overcome the lead in human spaceflight capability the Soviet Union had obtained in the early years of the Space Race, by demonstrating: mission endurance up to just under fourteen days, longer than the eight days required for a round trip to the Moon; methods of performing extra-vehicular activity (EVA) without tiring; and the orbital maneuvers necessary to achieve rendezvous and docking with another spacecraft. This left Apollo free to pursue its prime mission without spending time developing these techniques. All Gemini flights were launched from Launch Complex 19 (LC-19) at Cape Kennedy Air Force Station in Florida. Their launch vehicle was the Gemini-Titan II, a modified Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). Gemini was the first program to use the newly built Mission Control Center at the Houston Manned Spacecraft Center for flight control. The astronaut corps that supported Project Gemini included the "Mercury Seven", "The New Nine", and the 1963 astronaut class. During the program, three astronauts died in air crashes during training, including both members of the prime crew for Gemini 9. This mission was flown by the backup crew. Gemini was robust enough that the United States Air Force planned to use it for the Manned Orbital Laboratory (MOL) program, which was later canceled. Gemini's chief designer, Jim Chamberlin, also made detailed plans for cislunar and lunar landing missions in late 1961. He believed Gemini spacecraft could fly in lunar operations before Project Apollo, and cost less. NASA's administration did not approve those plans. In 1969, McDonnell-Douglas proposed a "Big Gemini" that could have been used to shuttle up to 12 astronauts to the planned space stations in the Apollo Applications Project (AAP). The only AAP project funded was Skylab - which used existing spacecraft and hardware - thereby eliminating the need for Big Gemini.