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Gemini 10 Gallery


Detail of the hoist loop (top left of the spacecraft), used during recovery operations.

The groove running along the top of the spacecraft is the main parachute bridle trough, which holds the main chute lines until the spacecraft transitions from a single point to a two point suspension system. In the bridle trough, some ragged remnants of the white bridle cover can be seen.

Between the bridle trough and the hatch inside the recessed panel is the flashing recovery light (although it looks like the bulb itself is no longer present).

Time picture taken Mon Jul 28 14:00:52 2008
Location picture taken Early Spaceflight Gallery
Kansas Cosmosphere
Hutchinson, KS
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