Window, Outer, 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 outer 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 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

Non-ferrous metal (L-605 cobalt alloy), glass, antireflective coating, copper alloy

Dimensions

Overall: 47.63 x 29.21 x 3.18cm (1ft 6 3/4in. x 11 1/2in. x 1 1/4in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

SPACECRAFT-Manned-Parts & Structural Components

Inventory Number

A19680260004