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Gemini 4  -   David J Shayler
Gemini 4
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Extent: 300  Pages
Binding: Paperback
Publication Date: October 2018
ISBN   978-3-319-76675-1

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-  Details the first American spacewalk in a leap forward from the Mercury

- Follows each detail of Gemini's extended duration flight, NASA's first
   relying extensively on archives

- Continues the Pioneers in Early Spaceflight series which looks one-by-one
   at the Mercury and Gemini flights

The flight of Gemini 4 in June 1965 was conducted barely four years after the first Americans flew in space. It was a bold step by NASA to accomplish the first American spacewalk and to extend the U.S. flight duration record to four days. This would be double the experience gained from the six Mercury missions combined. This daring mission was the first to be directed from
the new Mission Control at the Manned Spacecraft Center near Houston, Texas. It also revealed that: Working outside the spacecraft would require further study. Developing the techniques to rendezvous with another object in space would not be as straightforward as NASA had hoped.  Living in a small spacecraft for several days was a challenging but necessary step in the quest for even longer flights. Despite the risks, the gamble that astronauts Jim McDivitt and Ed White
undertook paid off. Gemini 4 gave NASA the confidence to attempt an even longer flight the next time. That next mission would simulate the planned eight-day duration of an Apollo lunar voyage. Its story is recounted in the next title in this series: Gemini 5: A step closer to the

(Taken from the Springer website
Publication due
October 2018
This is the second of planned series of 9 titles, covering the 10 manned Gemini missions (Gemini 7 and 6 under one title).  The series expands on the information published in Dave's earlier book on the Gemini Programme.
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Dave's original 2001 title on the Gemini programme
The first book in the series covering the missions of Gemeini 1, 2 & 3