Beginning of sunrise sequence from Gemini 7, which flew in December 1965. Photo courtesy of NASA. 

The hi-res images from the Gemini program, which functioned as a bridge to landing on the moon, were released last week. My favorite one is above. The photos are featured on a web site which comes to us viewers courtesy of NASA’s Johnson Space Center and Arizona State University. 

Gemini is often overlooked in spaceflight history; we forget that this program made the moon landings possible with its pioneering rendezvouses in earth’s orbit. 10 total Gemini missions flew between 1965 and 1966. 

Many of these photos have a stunning, surreal, retro-futuristic quality and they shouldn’t be missed by ardent space fans. Visit The March to the Moon Gemini Gallery; you won’t be disappointed. 

Emily Carney is a writer, space enthusiast, and creator of the This Space Available space blog, published since 2010. In January 2019, Emily’s This Space Available blog was incorporated into the National Space Society’s blog. The content of Emily’s blog can be accessed via the This Space Available blog category.

Note: The views expressed in This Space Available are those of the author and should not be considered as representing the positions or views of the National Space Society.

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