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Gemini Flies
Gemini Flies! - Unmanned Flights and the First Manned Mission David J Shayler
with a Foreword   by Space Author Colin Burgess 
Product Details
Extent: 304 pages
Binding: Paperback
Publication Date: April 2018
ISBN 978-3-319-68141-2

RRP £22.50
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- Provides details of a critical component of NASA's quest to put men
   on the Moon

- Continues the Pioneers in Early Spaceflight series' mission-by-
   mission analysis of NASA's commitment to explore space in the  
   early years

- Illustrated with color images and line drawings taken from the 

In May 1961, President John F. Kennedy committed the United States to landing a man on the moon before the end of the decade. With just a handful of years to pull it off, NASA authorized the Project Gemini space program, which gathered vital knowledge needed to achieve the nation’s goal. This book introduces the crucial three-step test program employed by the Gemini system, covering: The short unmanned orbital flight of Gemini 1 that tested the compatibility of launch vehicle, spacecraft and ground systems. The unmanned suborbital flight of Gemini 2 to establish the integrity of the reentry system and protective heat shield. The three-orbit manned evaluation flight of Gemini 3, christened ‘Molly Brown’ by her crew. A mission recalled orbit by orbit, using mission transcripts, post-flight reports and the astronauts’ own account of their historic journey. The missions of Project Gemini was the pivotal stepping stone between Project Mercury and the Apollo Program. Following the success of its first two unmanned missions and the exploits of Gus Grissom and John Young on Gemini 3, NASA gained the confidence to plan an even bolder step on its next mission, as described in the next book in
this series on Gemini 4.

(Taken from the Springer website
This is the first 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