Oregon Museum of Science & Industry, Gemini Exhibit
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
N 45° 30.512 W 122° 39.960
10T E 526090 N 5039498
Quick Description: Gemini Exhibit inside of OMSI.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 12/11/2007 12:24:18 PM
Waymark Code: WM2R3J
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member csm014
Views: 93

Long Description:
The coordinates are for the entrance to the museum. The exhibit is in the exhibit hall to the right of the ticket desk in the lobby. This exhibit gives children and adults the opportunity to lie down in a scale replica of the capsule.

Text from exhibit plaque;

Gemini Spacecraft Replica

Project Gemini (1964-1966 grew out of the Mercury missions as a preparatory program for Apollo. It’s main objectives were to dock and rendezvous with a sp0ace vehicle and to put an astronaut outside the spacecraft. Built by McDonnell Aircraft Corporation in St. Louis, Missouri, the Gemini space capsule looked completely different than Mercury. The size of the cockpit, however, was only slightly larger…and it held two astronauts! Astronaut John Young described the interior as “sitting in a phone booth that was lying on its side”.

Engineers designed Gemini with rocket thrusters to allow it to change orbits by moving forward, backward , and sideways in its orbital path. Gemini was controlled more like an airplane and required much more of its astronauts than the Mercury spacecraft.

On June 3, 1965, NASA made history when Gemini IV put the first American, Captain Edward White, on a “walk “in space. During Gemini VIII, Neil Armstrong and David Scott achieved the first docking between a manned spacecraft and an unmanned space vehicle. Gemini also conducted a number of major space science experiments involving astronomy, biology, atmospheric sciences, medicine, radiation effects, and space environmental effects. Project Gemini flew a total of ten manned missions, providing NASA with the technical knowledge and experience necessary to send astronauts to the moon.

9:30am-5:30pm Monday through Sunday

Fee (if no fee, enter 'none'): General Addmission: $15.00 Adult $13.00 Youth and Senior (Theater, Planetarium, Submarine Tour, and Special Events are an Additional Fee

How Long a Hike: N/A

Amount of time an average person would spend here: Up to 2 hours

Location is wheelchair accessible?: Yes

Accessible?: Not Listed

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