Space Programs

Early American Programs

What was the Gemini program?

The Gemini program was the second phase in American spaceflight. In all, twelve Gemini spacecraft were launched between April 1964 and November 1966. On those missions, astronauts learned space skills such as docking with other vessels and conducting spacewalks, setting new records for endurance and altitude. Those flights solved a number of spaceflight problems and paved the way for the Apollo program.


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