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History in the First Person: The Gemini Program

In 1965 and 1966, NASA began conducting its spaceflight missions for the newly developed Gemini Program. Ten crews in a two passenger spacecraft flew missions to explore what kind of functionality astronauts could have while in Space. This included first U.S. Spacewalk, the tolerance astronauts have to the amount of time they can spend in Space, how to connect two spacecraft together while in orbit, amongst other things. Gemini proved NASA could do them all. And as a result of these missions, the Gemini Program held a significant part in preparing NASA for the Apollo Moon landings.

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