Hatch, Left-Hand, Gemini

Hatch, Left-Hand, Gemini

     

This is a left hand hatch from a Gemini spacecraft. It was used in instrumentation tests and did not fly in space. Made of titanium, it is covered with shingles of Rene 41, which protected the capsule from the tremendous heat generated during reentry.

McDonnell Aircraft made the hatch and donated it to the Museum in 1970.

Gift of McDonnell Aircraft

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
McDonnell Aircraft

Type
SPACECRAFT-Manned-Parts & Structural Components

Materials
Inconel, Rubber (Silicone), Paper, Adhesive, Plastic, Epoxy, Steel, Mylar (Polyester), Aluminum, Titanium,
Paint, Magnesium, Cadmium Plating, Plastic, Glass
Dimensions
Approximate: 45.72 x 132.08 x 101.6cm (1ft 6in. x 4ft 4in. x 3ft 4in.)
Storage: 110.49 x 54.61 x 146.05cm (3ft 7 1/2in. x 1ft 9 1/2in. x 4ft 9 1/2in.)

This is a left hand hatch from a Gemini spacecraft. It was used in instrumentation tests and did not fly in space. Made of titanium, it is covered with shingles of Rene 41, which protected the capsule from the tremendous heat generated during reentry.

McDonnell Aircraft made the hatch and donated it to the Museum in 1970.

Gift of McDonnell Aircraft

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
McDonnell Aircraft

Type
SPACECRAFT-Manned-Parts & Structural Components

Materials
Inconel, Rubber (Silicone), Paper, Adhesive, Plastic, Epoxy, Steel, Mylar (Polyester), Aluminum, Titanium,
Paint, Magnesium, Cadmium Plating, Plastic, Glass
Dimensions
Approximate: 45.72 x 132.08 x 101.6cm (1ft 6in. x 4ft 4in. x 3ft 4in.)
Storage: 110.49 x 54.61 x 146.05cm (3ft 7 1/2in. x 1ft 9 1/2in. x 4ft 9 1/2in.)

ID: A19731040000