Exterior Shingle Section, Capsule, Gemini

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This is part of the exterior of the cabin of a Gemini capsule. Shingles made from Rene 41 are attached to the outer aluminum surface. These shingles protected the capsule from the tremendous heat generated during reentry.

McDonnel Aircraft made the capsules and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration transferred this artifact to NASM in 1972.

Transferred from NASA

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
McDonnell Aircraft

Type
SPACECRAFT-Manned-Parts & Structural Components

Materials
Aluminum, Adhesive, Inconel, Phenolic Resin, Stainless Steel, Synthetic Fabric, Cadmium Plating
Dimensions
Other: 76.2 x 10.16 x 76.2cm (2ft 6in. x 4in. x 2ft 6in.)
Storage (Rehoused on an aluminum pallet): 124.5 × 124.5 × 87.6cm, 127kg (49 × 49 × 34 1/2 in., 280lb.)

This is part of the exterior of the cabin of a Gemini capsule. Shingles made from Rene 41 are attached to the outer aluminum surface. These shingles protected the capsule from the tremendous heat generated during reentry.

McDonnel Aircraft made the capsules and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration transferred this artifact to NASM in 1972.

Transferred from NASA

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
McDonnell Aircraft

Type
SPACECRAFT-Manned-Parts & Structural Components

Materials
Aluminum, Adhesive, Inconel, Phenolic Resin, Stainless Steel, Synthetic Fabric, Cadmium Plating
Dimensions
Other: 76.2 x 10.16 x 76.2cm (2ft 6in. x 4in. x 2ft 6in.)
Storage (Rehoused on an aluminum pallet): 124.5 × 124.5 × 87.6cm, 127kg (49 × 49 × 34 1/2 in., 280lb.)

ID: A19720447000