G E M I N I   3


Gemini Goals

The second U.S. manned space program was announced in January 1962.
Its two-man crew gave it its name, Gemini, for the third constellation of the
Zodiac and its twin stars, Castor and Pollux. Gemini involved 12 flights,
including two unmanned flight tests of the equipment. Like Mercury's, its major objectives were clear-cut:

  • To subject man and equipment to space flight up to two weeks in duration.
  • To rendezvous and dock with orbiting vehicles and to maneuver the docked combination by using the target vehicle's propulsion system;
  • To perfect methods of entering the atmosphere and landing at a preselected point on land. Its goals were also met, with the exception of a land landing, which was cancelled in 1964.




Gemini 3 (Grissom/Young)











John Young hand signs this Project Gemini Cape Canaveral launch day cancelled event cover.  Young signs in bold black sharpie.  Cover is in pristine condition. This comes from the personal collection of Astronaut Ed Gibson and is signed on the cover flap in pencil by Ed Gibson as seen in the scan.  In addition, it comes with a seperate Ed Gibson hand signed COA.  A wonderful John Young signature from another astronaut's perosnal collection.  It just doesn't get any better !



#Gemini 3: Young Sgned Cover










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