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Gemini Program Mission Report Gemini Viii

Gemini Program Mission Report Gemini Viii

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Published by Bob Andrepont
NASA mission report for Gemini 8
NASA mission report for Gemini 8

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Published by: Bob Andrepont on Nov 20, 2010
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GEMINISPACECRAF_FLIGHTHISTORYLaunchMissionDescriptiondateMajoraccomplishmentsGT-IUnmannedApr.8,Demonstratedstructuralintegrity.64orbits1964GT-2UnmannedJan.!9_Demonstratedheatprotectionandsystemssuborbital1965performance.GT-3MannedMar._23,Demonstratedmannedqualificationsofthe3orbits1965Geminispacecraft.GeminiMannedJune3,DemonstratedEVAandsystemsperformanceIV4days1965for4daysinspace.GeminiMannedAug.21,Demonstratedlong-durationflight,rendez-V8days1965vousradarcapability,andrendezvousmaneuvers.GeminiMannedOct.25,DemonstrateddualcountdownproceduresVI2days1965(GAATVandGLV-spacecraft),flightper-rendezvousformanceofTLVandflightreadinessof(canceledtheGATVsecondarypropulsionsystem.afterfail-MissioncanceledafterGATVfailedtoureofGATV)achieveorbit.GeminiMannedDee.4_Demonstrated2-weekdurationflightandVII14days1965stationkeepingwithGLVstageII,eva!-rendezvousuated"shirtsleeve"enviror_ent,actedastherendezvoustargetforspacecraft6,anddemonstratedacontrolledreentrytowithin7milesofplannedlandingpoint.GeminiMannedDec.i_Demonstratedon-timelaunchprocedures,VI-Aiday1965closed-looprendezvouscapability,andstationkeepingtechniqueswithspace-craft7.GeminiMannedMarch16_RendezvousanddockingwithGATV_con-VIII3-day1966trolledlanding_emergencyrecovery_mul-rendezvoustiplerestartofGATVinorbit.Spacecraftanddockmissionterminatedearlybecauseofan(terminatedelectricalshortinthecontrolsystem.inrev.7)
 
MSC-G-R-66-4GEMINIPROGRAMMISSIONREPORTGEMINIVIIIPreparedby:GeminiMissionEvaluationTeamApprovedby:CharlesW.MathewsMamager_GeminiProgramGeOrgeM.LowDeputyDirectorNATIONALAERONAUTICSANDSPACEADMINISTRATIONMANNEDSPACECRAFTCEN_RHOUSTON_TEXASAPRIL29,1966
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