Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Gemini Program High-Resolution Photos Finally Released

Beginning of sunrise sequence from Gemini 7, which flew in December 1965. Photo courtesy of NASA. 

The hi-res images from the Gemini program, which functioned as a bridge to landing on the moon, were released last week. My favorite one is above. The photos are featured on a web site which comes to us viewers courtesy of NASA's Johnson Space Center and Arizona State University. 

Gemini is often overlooked in spaceflight history; we forget that this program made the moon landings possible with its pioneering rendezvouses in earth's orbit. 10 total Gemini missions flew between 1965 and 1966. 

Many of these photos have a stunning, surreal, retro-futuristic quality and they shouldn't be missed by ardent space fans. Visit The March to the Moon Gemini Gallery; you won't be disappointed.