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Lovell's Gemini 12 Watch Gallery


The sign accompanying Lovell's Gemini 12 watch. It reads

Gemini 12 OMEGA Chronometer

On loan from National Air and Space Museum

A good timekeeper is essential when you orbit the earth (or moon) and have no other way to tell time; Captain Lovell wore this one on Gemini 12. This watch was designed to work in extreme environments, such as in space. It keeps accurate time in temperatures up to 200° F. It is made of stainless steel, glass, brass, and jewels to keep it running properly. Have you ever seen a watch that looks like this? How is it the same as, or different from, your watch?

Time picture taken Tue Nov 28 12:54:22 2006
Location picture taken Shoot for the Moon Exhibit
Adler Planetarium
Chicago, IL
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