Gemini-Titan 1 Launch Photo Set
Astronauts Bassett & See Portraits
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The second U.S. manned space program was announced in January 1962. Its two-man crew gave it its name, Gemini, for the third
constellation of the Zodiac and its twin stars, Castor and Pollux. Gemini involved 12 flights, including two unmanned flight tests of the
equipment. Like Mercury's, its major objectives were clear-cut:

* To subject man and equipment to space flight up to two weeks in duration.

* To rendezvous and dock with orbiting vehicles and to maneuver the docked
combination by using the target vehicle's propulsion system;

* To perfect methods of entering the atmosphere and landing at a preselected point on land.
Its goals were also met, with the exception of a land landing, which was cancelled in 1964.
________________Project Gemini__________________
GT-1, Vintage Color - NASA Photo ID:  S-64-21563

Description:  Lift off from Launch Complex 19 of the Gemini Titan II booster with the GT-1 capsule onboard as a payload at 11:00 a.m. on 8
April 1964. This is the first ever launching of a 2-man spacecraft and the first flight phase of the Gemini Program.

Photo (Left): Photo is in excellent condition with some fading.  Printed on a fiber based paper with repeating "A KODAK PAPER"
watermarks on reverse along with NASA short text description.

Photo (Center): Photo is in good condition with some handling creases along left side, but no real effect on photo as seen in image.  
Repeating "A KODAK PAPER" watermarks on reverse on fiber based paper.

Photo (Right): Photo is in excellent condition  with repeating "A KODAK PAPER" watermarks on reverse on fiber based paper.
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GEMINI - Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID:  S-63-564

Description:   Text on reverse reads, "Harm Bunning, left, Associate Professor in
Aeronautical Engineering at University of Michigan, who is conducting a three day
seminar in orbital flight mechanics. He is explaining details to Astronaut Walter
Schirra and Astronaut Trainee Edward White II. This is part of Astronaut training."

Photo:   8 x 10 in excellent condition on fiber based paper with NASA detailed text on
reverse.
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Titan 2 Research & Development Flight - NASA Photo ID: PL-63-23768

Photo:  8 x 10 vintage color in excellent condition on a fiber based paper with
repeating "A KODAK PAPER" watermarks on reverse. U.S. Air Force Missile Test
Center text on reverse. Dated 12-12-63
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Gemini Capsule - Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID: 63-GEMINI-26

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition on a fiber based paper with blue NASA detailed
text on reverse.

Description:  Text on reverse reads: The Mercury and Gemini spacecrafts are
shown side by side at the McDonnell plant in St. Louis, MO., giving the comparative
size of the 1 and 2 man spacecrafts.  Project Gemini is a follow on program to
Mercury, which will place two men into orbit to develop the rendezvous technique
and study the effects of weightlessness of space flights of long duration.

Photo (Left & Right):  Both 8 x 10 vintage Color in Excellent condition on a fiber based paper with
repeating "A KODAK PAPER" watermarks on reverse.  Blue NASA detailed text on reverse dated
10 Sept 1964

Description:   Text on reverse reads:  Maj. Charles Bassett II, USAF (Left) and Astronaut Elliot
See, Jr. (Right). Both were scheduled to be the primary crew aboard Gemini 9, See as
commander and Bassett as pilot. They were on their way to McDonnell Aircraft Corporation's
Lambert Field near St. Louis to discuss their mission with McDonnell engineers on 28 February
1966. However, overcast skies mixed with rain and snow flurries resulted in poor visibility. Their
T-38 came in too low and slow on the first landing attempt, so pilot See went to afterburner and
turned right to make another attempt. Unfortunately, his turn took the aircraft right into the roof
of McDonnell Building 101, killing both men. Coincidentally, this very building contained the
Gemini 9 spacecraft the two men were due to fly.
Gemini B/W Glossy - Artist Concept - NASA Photo ID: 65-H-370

Photo:  10 x 8  B/W NASA Glossy Photograph in excellent condition on a fiber based
paper with blue NASA text on reverse.

Description: 17 March 1965  Gemini High Altitude Ejection. Washington-Artists
concept of the ejection system used for NASA's Gemini Program.
Gemini - Vintage B/W Artist Concept  - Rocketdyne Photo ID: IL S654

Photo:  10 x 8  B/W NASA Glossy Photograph on a fiber based paper with
Rocketdyne stamp on reverse. A division of North American Aviation, Inc.

Description: Concept drawing showing the maneuverability of the Gemini 2 man
Spacecraft by using the thruster jets.  Photo showing the ability to move about the
yaw, pitch, and roll axis as well as the thrust component as the spacecraft
approaches the Agena docking craft, seen in the lower left corner.
Gemini - Vintage B/W  Concept Photo - Gemini-Titan Configuration

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition on a fiber based paper.

Description:  An Artist photo showing the Gemini Titan II Man-Rated Configuration.  A
fine cut-away view of the converted Titan ICBM to be used for manned flight for the
Gemini Program.
Gemini - Vintage Color Artist Concept  -McDonnell Aircraft Photo ID: D4C 9730

Photo:  8.5 x 11  Color photo on fiber based paper with repeating "A KODAK PAPER"
watermarks on reverse.  McDonnell Aircraft Corporation stamp and photo ID on
reverse. Photo in excellent, near mint, condition.

Description: Concept drawing showing the launch of a Gemini space vehicle
separation from the Titan Stage 2 thrust section.
Gemini - Vintage Color Artist Concept  -McDonnell Aircraft Photo ID: D4C 9740

Photo:  8.5 x 11  Color photo on fiber based paper with repeating "A KODAK PAPER"
watermarks on reverse.  McDonnell Aircraft Corporation stamp and photo ID on
reverse. Photo in excellent, near mint, condition.

Description: Concept drawing showing the launch of a Gemini-Titan space Vehicle.
Gemini - Vintage Color Artist Concept  -McDonnell Aircraft Photo ID: D4C 9738

Photo:  8.5 x 11  Color photo on fiber based paper with repeating "A KODAK PAPER"
watermarks on reverse.  McDonnell Aircraft Corporation stamp and photo ID on
reverse. Photo in excellent, near mint, condition.

Description: Concept drawing showing the stage 2 separation from Stage 1.
Gemini - Vintage Color Artist Concept  -McDonnell Aircraft Photo ID: D4C 9737

Photo:  8.5 x 11  Color photo on fiber based paper with repeating "A KODAK PAPER"
watermarks on reverse.  McDonnell Aircraft Corporation stamp and photo ID on
reverse. Photo in excellent, near mint, condition.

Description: Concept drawing showing the launch of a Gemini-Titan Agena Target
Vehicle (ATV).  The Agena target vehicle (ATV) was a spacecraft used by NASA to
develop and practice orbital space rendezvous and docking techniques in
preparation for the Apollo program lunar missions.
Gemini - Vintage Color Artist Concept  -McDonnell Aircraft Photo ID: D4C 9734

Photo:  8.5 x 11  Color photo on fiber based paper with repeating "A KODAK PAPER"
watermarks on reverse.  McDonnell Aircraft Corporation stamp and photo ID on
reverse. Photo in excellent, near mint, condition.

Description: Concept drawing showing the Gemini Space Vehicle.
Gemini - Vintage Color Artist Concept  -McDonnell Aircraft Photo ID: D4C 9735

Photo:  8.5 x 11  Color photo on fiber based paper with repeating "A KODAK PAPER"
watermarks on reverse.  McDonnell Aircraft Corporation stamp and photo ID on
reverse. Photo in excellent, near mint, condition.

Description: Concept drawing showing the Gemini Space Vehicle docked with the
Agena Target Vehicle..
Gemini - Vintage Color Artist Concept  -McDonnell Aircraft Photo ID: D4C 9739

Photo:  8.5 x 11  Color photo on fiber based paper with repeating "A KODAK PAPER"
watermarks on reverse.  McDonnell Aircraft Corporation stamp and photo ID on
reverse. Photo in excellent, near mint, condition.

Description: Concept drawing showing the Gemini Space Vehicle approaching the
Agena Target Vehicle for a docking rendezvous.
Gemini - Vintage Color Artist Concept  -McDonnell Aircraft Photo ID: D4C 9728

Photo:  8.5 x 11  Color photo on fiber based paper with repeating "A KODAK PAPER"
watermarks on reverse.  McDonnell Aircraft Corporation stamp and photo ID on
reverse. Photo in excellent, near mint, condition.

Description: Artist concept drawing of the Rogallo's flexible wing (Parawing) which
was tested by NASA as a steerable parachute to retrieve Gemini space capsules
and retrieve used rocket stages.  
Gemini-Titan 2- Vintage Color Glossy - NASA Photo Red ID:  S-65-13165

Description:   The Text on reverse reads: GEMINI-2 REENTRY --  This photograph is
an enlargement of a frame from a 16mm motion picture camera which was
mounted within the spacecraft to take film through the hatch window. The
Gemini-Titan 2 Spacecraft at this point is in the reentry phase of its return through
the earth's atmosphere.

Photo:   8 x 10 in excellent condition on fiber based paper with NASA detailed text on
reverse. Repeating "A KODAK PAPER" watermark on reverse.
Gemini-Titan 2 Liftoff - Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID: S-65-13992

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition on a fiber based paper with blue NASA detailed
text on reverse.

Description:  The Text on reverse reads:  19 JAN 65 -- GT-2 LIFTOFF -- Liftoff of
Gemini-titan 2. The unmanned space flight was a complete success.  The GT-2
launching was originally scheduled on December 9, 1964, but was postponed due to
technical difficulties.  The GT-2 test flight was a prelude to the manned Gemini-Titan
3 flight scheduled during the second quarter of 1965.
Gemini - Vintage Color Artist Concept  -McDonnell Aircraft Photo ID: D4C 9729

Photo:  8.5 x 11  Color photo on fiber based paper with repeating "A KODAK PAPER"
watermarks on reverse.  McDonnell Aircraft Corporation stamp and photo ID on
reverse. Photo in excellent, near mint, condition.

Description:  Artist concept drawing of the Rogallo's flexible wing (Parawing) which
was tested by NASA as a steerable parachute to retrieve Gemini space capsules
and retrieve used rocket stages.  
USAF Operation MOL - Titan III-C Artist Concept - Vintage B/W Glossy

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition on a fiber based paper with blue U.S. Air Force  
text on reverse and detail descriptive text on attached.

Description: Photo Date 2-27-64  -- Very early concept photo of MOL.  Attached text
reads: In artists concept, the two solid fueled boosters of the Air Force Titan III-C
space booster push the Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL) and its Gemini-B capsule
above the earth's atmosphere. The core rocket, which starts at altitude to complete
the orbit mission, is basically a two-stage titan II missile with a transtage and control
module.  The Air Force MOL, which will consist of a pressurized cylinder
approximately the size of a small house trailer, will be used to determine the military
usefulness of man in space and will be America's first manned space station.
NASA - Vintage Color Artist Concept  - NASA Photo ID: 62-GEMINI-17

Photo:  8 x 10 vintage B&W photo on fiber based paper with blue NASA descriptive
text on reverse. Photo in excellent, near mint, condition.

Description: The text on reverse reads: "GEMINI - Artist concept of the two-man
spacecraft Gemini in earth orbit. Gemini, weighing more than 3-tons, orbits the earth
at 18,000 miles per hour."
Gemini B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID: 65-H-487

Photo:  10 x 8  B/W NASA Glossy Photograph in excellent condition on a fiber based
paper with blue NASA text on reverse.

Description: 30 April 1965 - The text on reverse reads, "GIVING GEMINI THE "BRAKE"  
--  Gemini spacecraft retro-rockets are test mounted in the Elkton, Md., plant of
Thiokol Chemical Corp., builders of the rockets used by NASA. The four rockets
aboard a Gemini spacecraft act as its braking system, slowing down its orbit
enough to permit the Gemini's descent to earth.
( Last Photo Update: July 14, 2012 )
The following photographs were scanned from my personal collection of vintage manned space exploration photographs.
These photos were taken during the period of the "Golden Age" of manned space exploration covering the Mercury,
Gemini & Apollo programs.  These are
NOT modern reproductions, copies or reprints.
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Gemini-Titan 1 - NASA Photo ID: KSC-64C-1165

Description:  The Text on reverse reads:  NASA/Gemini - GT1 Wet Mock Test View of
vehicle standing along with umbilical tower adjacent.

Photo:  Dated: 4-2-64,  8 x 10 vintage color in good condition on a fiber based paper
with repeating "A KODAK PAPER" watermarks on reverse with NASA photo
description on reverse.
Gemini-Titan 1 - Titan II Launch Vehicle - NASA Photo ID: 64-Gemini I-1

Description:  An 8 x 10 vintage photo in excellent condition on a fiber based paper
with blue NASA descriptive text on reverse. Dated January 6, 1964

Photo:  Text on reverse reads:  The first stage of the modified Titan II, which
produces 439,000 pounds of thrust, arrives at Pad 19.  The Titan II, which is seventy
feet long, employs storable hypergolic (self-igniting upon mixing) propellants;
permitting a much shorter count-down period.  This first Titan II Gemini launch will
be an unmanned orbital flight.
Gemini Capsule - Vintage B/W Glossy - USAF Photo ID: LOC 63C-2896 / 9810605

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition on a fiber based paper with blue US Air Force
text on reverse. Small square RCA inspection stamp as well.

Description:  Text on reverse only reads GEMINI SPACECRAFT and dates 9-30-63
Gemini Color Photo - McDonnell Photo ID: D4C 13374

Photo:  8.5" x 11" photo in excellent condition on fiber base paper with repeating "A
KODAK PAPER" watermarks on reverse. A McDonnell Photo.

Description:  Photo showing the Retrograde Adapter section of the Gemini
Spacecraft showing the retrograde rockets in the center and the maneuvering
thrusters along the outer rim.
Gemini - Vintage Color Photo - Gemini Capsule Mock Up

Photo:  8.5 x 11 vintage McDonnell Aircraft photo in good condition on a fiber based
paper with repeating "A KODAK PAPER" watermarks on reverse.

Description:  President John F. Kennedy looks over a Gemini space capsule with
Astronaut John Young on board during a September 1962 visit to McDonnell Aircraft
in St. Louis. Kennedy was at the St. Louis plant for a briefing on the Mercury and
Gemini space programs.
Gemini Capsule - Vintage Color - McDonnell Aircraft Photo

Photo:  8.5 x 11 in excellent condition on a fiber based paper with repeating "A
KODAK PAPER" watermarks on reverse.

Description:  The Mercury and Gemini spacecrafts are shown side by side at the
McDonnell plant in St. Louis, MO., giving the comparative size of the 1 and 2 man
spacecrafts.  In front of the Gemini spacecraft is the McDonnell Augmented Target
Docking Adapter (A.T.D.A.)
Gemini Capsule - Vintage Color - McDonnell Aircraft Photo

Photo:  8.5 x 11 in excellent condition on a fiber based paper with repeating "A
KODAK PAPER" watermarks on reverse.

Description:  Gemini Spacecraft at the McDonnell plant in St. Louis, MO.
Gemini Capsule - Vintage Color - McDonnell Aircraft Photo

Photo:  8.5 x 11 in excellent condition on a fiber based paper with repeating "A
KODAK PAPER" watermarks on reverse.

Description:  Photo showing the Gemini spacecraft equipment arrangement..  Far
left is the equipment section, next to it is  the Retro-Grade module, then the reentry
module and on the far right is the Augmented Target Docking Adapter.
Gemini Capsule - Vintage Color - McDonnell Photo

Photo:  8.5  x 11 vintage original in excellent condition on a fiber based paper with
repeating "A KODAK PAPER" watermarks on reverse.

Description:  The Mercury and Gemini spacecrafts are shown side by side at the
McDonnell plant in St. Louis, MO., giving the comparative size of the 1 and 2 man
spacecrafts.  
Gemini Capsule - Vintage Color - McDonnell Aircraft Photo

Photo:  8.5 x 11 in excellent condition on a fiber based paper with repeating "A
KODAK PAPER" watermarks on reverse.  The photo is boarder-less.

Description:  Photo showing the Gemini spacecraft inside the altitude chamber as
two astronaut prepare to enter the spacecraft prior to a training exercise.
Gemini Color Photo - McDonnell Photo ID: D4C 13377

Photo:  8.5" x 11" photo in excellent condition on fiber base paper with repeating "A
KODAK PAPER" watermarks on reverse. A McDonnell Photo.

Description:  A close up view of the Docking Cone of the Augmented Target Docking
Adapter.  the A.T.D.A. was used to allow the Gemini spacecraft to docking with the
Agena target vehicle. The Agena target vehicle (ATV) was a spacecraft used by
NASA during its Gemini program to develop and practice orbital space rendezvous
and docking techniques in preparation for the Apollo program lunar missions.
Each ATV consisted of an Agena spacecraft built by Lockheed and a docking
adapter built by McDonnell, as seen here.  Photo taken at the McDonnell facility if St.
Louis, MO.
Gemini-Titan 2 Liftoff - Vintage Color Glossy - NASA Photo Red ID: S-64-40154

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition on a fiber based paper with blue NASA detailed
text on reverse.  Photo as label added with ID NASA-S-65-727

Description:    19 JAN 65 -- GT-2 LIFTOFF -- Liftoff of Gemini-titan 2. The unmanned
space flight was a complete success.  The GT-2 launching was originally scheduled
on December 9, 1964, but was postponed due to technical difficulties.  The GT-2 test
flight was a prelude to the manned Gemini-Titan 3 flight scheduled during the second
quarter of 1965.
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