Window, Inner, Left, Gemini XI

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Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

This is the inner glass assembly for the window in the left hatch of the Gemini XI capsule. Gemini XI, with astronauts Charles Conrad, Jr. and Richard Gordon, Jr., flew a four-day mission in November 1966. The inner glass assembly had two panes and the outer glass assembly had a single pane. Corning Glass made the panes of both the inner and outer assemblies from Vycor, which was 96% silica. NASA transferred this object to NASM in 1969.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Manufacturer

Credit Line

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Materials

Titanium, aluminum, glass, silicone/rubber, RTV adhesive, adhesive, Velcro,

Dimensions

Overall: 27.94 x 45.72 x 3.81cm (11in. x 1ft 6in. x 1 1/2in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

SPACECRAFT-Manned-Parts & Structural Components

Inventory Number

A19680260003