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Gemini 4 Gallery


Overall view of the spacecraft's heat shield.

After the spacecraft was recovered, engineers removed samples from the heat shield for analysis, and it appears that someone has filled the holes with a material nearly the same color as the heat shield. On most displayed Gemini spacecraft, the holes are left unplugged, allowing inspection of the aft of the pressure vessel.

Gemini 4 at National Air & Space Museum
Time picture taken Tue Jun 19 15:55:54 2007
Location picture taken Milestones of Flight Gallery
National Air & Space Museum
Washington, DC
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