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Question About Project Gemini

Tue Apr 17, 2001 7:26 am

Just a question about the Gemini space program.

1. What rocket did they use to launch the Gemini spacecraft?

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RE: Question About Project Gemini

Tue Apr 17, 2001 2:09 pm

Gemini was launched using the Titan booster, which was sizably larger than the Atlas and Redstone boosters used for Mercury. All three of these boosters were actually ICBM missiles, with the warhead replaced by the spacecraft.

Apollo was a whole different story - Way, way bigger.

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RE: Question About Project Gemini

Tue Apr 17, 2001 2:20 pm

Which ICBM was the Titan based on? Minuteman II?
 
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RE: Question About Project Gemini

Tue Apr 17, 2001 4:00 pm

This was Redstone, 21m high:


This was Atlas, 25m high


This was Titan, 31m high


All were liquid fueled, unlike the minuteman, which used solid fuel. The idea of using solid fuel to carry humans was considered crazy right up until the Space Shuttle, which uses 2 solid fuel boosters.

Here's a Minuteman II, 18m high:


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RE: Question About Project Gemini

Wed Apr 18, 2001 2:18 am

Cfalk:

Where did you get the pictures of the missiles from?

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RE: Question About Project Gemini

Wed Apr 18, 2001 5:05 am

The only thing you should feel when shooting a terrorist: Recoil.

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