Window, Gemini IX

Window, Gemini IX

     

This is the window for the right hand hatch of the Gemini IX capsule, which flew in space in June 1966. The window's outer glass assembly had a single pane and the inner glass assembly had two panes. All three panes in the right hand hatch window were optically ground for better resolution. Corning Glass made the panes of Vycor, which was 96% silica.

McDonnell Aircraft donated them to NASM in 1969.

Gift of McDonnell Aircraft

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Corning Glass Works

Type
SPACECRAFT-Manned-Parts & Structural Components

Materials
Phenolic Resin, Aluminum, Rubber (Silicone), Plastic
Dimensions
Overall: 27.94 x 3.81 x 46.99cm (11in. x 1 1/2in. x 1ft 6 1/2in.)

This is the window for the right hand hatch of the Gemini IX capsule, which flew in space in June 1966. The window's outer glass assembly had a single pane and the inner glass assembly had two panes. All three panes in the right hand hatch window were optically ground for better resolution. Corning Glass made the panes of Vycor, which was 96% silica.

McDonnell Aircraft donated them to NASM in 1969.

Gift of McDonnell Aircraft

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Corning Glass Works

Type
SPACECRAFT-Manned-Parts & Structural Components

Materials
Phenolic Resin, Aluminum, Rubber (Silicone), Plastic
Dimensions
Overall: 27.94 x 3.81 x 46.99cm (11in. x 1 1/2in. x 1ft 6 1/2in.)

ID: A19731053000