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Gemini 4 pp 334-352 | Cite as

A significant contribution

  • David J. Shayler
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Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Abstract

In evaluating Gemini 4, the official reports summarized the mission’s achievements and setbacks. Overall, the performance of the spacecraft, the launch vehicle, the flight crew and the mission support team were listed as “satisfactory,” with all bar two of the objectives assigned to the mission successfully achieved. The exceptions were: the close-up station-keeping exercise, which meant that the subsequent rendezvous with the second stage of the Titan launch vehicle was not attempted; and the lifting re-entry maneuver, which was omitted due to a malfunction in the Inertial Guidance System. The post-flight report went on to state:

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Authors and Affiliations

  • David J. Shayler
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  1. 1.Astronautical HistorianAstro Info Service Ltd.HalesowenUK

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