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Saturday, December 12 • 12:25pm - 1:25pm
The Lost Missions of Gemini
In addition to the NASA missions that perfected the technologies required for the Apollo lunar program, the Gemini spacecraft was considered for many other missions. Some of these involved a few upgrades, while others proposed highly modified variants of the basic Gemini capsule and adaptor. Most of these proposals never got past the study phase, but a few got to the mock-up stage or even the beginning of fabrication of flight hardware (e.g., MOL). The objective of this paper is to take a fresh look at the little-known Gemini applications, who sponsored them, and how they related to other contemporary space projects.

To learn more visit https://lostgeminimissions.wordpress.com.

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Michael Mackowski

Founder, St. Louis Space Frontier
Mike is receiving a Gateway to Space award.Michael J. Mackowski is a retired spacecraft engineer whose career spanned 45 years. He has worked on such programs as Landsat 8, the Fermi and Swift gamma ray observatories, the Iridium communications satellite constellation, several other... Read More →

Saturday December 12, 2020 12:25pm - 1:25pm CST