Capsule, Gemini X

Gemini X was launched by a Titan II missile on July 18, 1966, for a 3-day mission. Commander John Young and pilot Michael Collins orbited the Earth 43 times. On the third orbit, Gemini X made a successful rendezvous and docking with the Agena 10 target. After undocking with Agena 10, the Gemini crew rendezvoused with Agena 8 without the use of radar. During the second of two spacewalks (EVAs),Collins used a hand-held maneuvering unit to fly to Agena 8, where he recovered a scientific package. Gemini X marked the first flight to rendezvous with two different target vehicles and it provided valuable EVA experience.

In 1967 NASA transferred the Gemini X spacecraft to the Smithsonian Institution.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Astronaut
John W. Young
Manufacturer
McDonnell Aircraft Corp.
Astronaut
Michael Collins

Type
SPACECRAFT-Manned

Materials
Structure: Titanium; cylindrical section: beryllium alloy; conical section: Rene 41 (nickel-steel alloy); heat shield: silicone elastomer
Skin: Rene-41, Beryllium, Nickel Alloy
Dimensions
Overall: 10 ft. 10 in. tall x 7 ft. 5 in. wide (330.2 x 226.1cm)

Gemini X was launched by a Titan II missile on July 18, 1966, for a 3-day mission. Commander John Young and pilot Michael Collins orbited the Earth 43 times. On the third orbit, Gemini X made a successful rendezvous and docking with the Agena 10 target. After undocking with Agena 10, the Gemini crew rendezvoused with Agena 8 without the use of radar. During the second of two spacewalks (EVAs),Collins used a hand-held maneuvering unit to fly to Agena 8, where he recovered a scientific package. Gemini X marked the first flight to rendezvous with two different target vehicles and it provided valuable EVA experience.

In 1967 NASA transferred the Gemini X spacecraft to the Smithsonian Institution.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Astronaut
John W. Young
Manufacturer
McDonnell Aircraft Corp.
Astronaut
Michael Collins

Type
SPACECRAFT-Manned

Materials
Structure: Titanium; cylindrical section: beryllium alloy; conical section: Rene 41 (nickel-steel alloy); heat shield: silicone elastomer
Skin: Rene-41, Beryllium, Nickel Alloy
Dimensions
Overall: 10 ft. 10 in. tall x 7 ft. 5 in. wide (330.2 x 226.1cm)

ID: A19680272000