Astronaut Maneuvering Unit, Gemini, Mock-up

    Gemini Maneuvering Unit

    This is a training version of the Gemini IX-A maneuvering unit.

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    Gemini Maneuvering Unit Exterior

    This astronaut maneuvering unit was created for training purposes only.
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This maneuvering unit was constructed for training purposes only, and is of the same dimensions and weight as the one that was flown on the Gemini 9 mission in June 1966. However, the unit was not tested on Gemini 9 due to Eugene Cernan having to return to the spacecraft ahead of schedule. The jet-powered devices were not actually used during spacewalks until the Space Shuttle program.

NASA transferred this device to the Museum in 1970.