Overall view of the aft (active) side of the unflown Gemini heatshield. See
the NASM collection ID #A19781815000
page for additional information.
The heatshield is behind Plexiglas, this gallery is dark, and the Smithsonian
doesn't allow tripods, all of which limits the types of photos which may be
taken. This photo was taken with natural lighting.
For better photos of an unflown Gemini heatshield, see my photos of the
the Gemini trainer at
Goddard Space Flight Center or the
heatshield at the Kansas