Kansas Cosmosphere Site Index
Gemini Heatshield Gallery


Detail of the edge of the Gemini heatshield.

The honeycomb structure is clearly visible here.

Inspecting the edge of the heatshield shows that the ablative honeycomb comprises only about 1/3 of the thickness shown here (but this is not necessarily indicative of the actual thickness of the heatshield; see the "lip" on the unflown heatshield at the Udvar-Hazy Center).

Time picture taken Sat Dec 7 15:31:10 2013
Location picture taken Early Spaceflight Gallery
Kansas Cosmosphere
Hutchinson, KS
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