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Gemini 2/MOL Gallery


A sign on Gemini 2's heat shield. It reads

Gemini 2 Capsule


This Gemini 2 capsule is the only unmanned spacecraft to complete two space missions.

On January 19, 1965, this capsule was launched on its first flight aboard a Titan II booster from Complex 19 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The ten minute, 2,117 nautical mile flight was the last of two unmanned missions to qualify the Gemini spacecraft and its launch vehicle for two-man orbital space flight.

This refurbished vehicle was launched on its second mission aboard an Air Force Titan IIIC November 3, 1966. The 33 minute flight was a heat shield qualification test for the Air Force's Manned Orbiting Laboratory program, which was canceled.

Time picture taken Tue Jun 7 12:56:23 2005
Location picture taken Air Force Space and Missile Museum
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