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среда, 21 сентября 2011 г.

NASA at 50: 1962: Project Gemini Begins

Description:
Chronicles the history of Project Gemini, the precursor to the Apollo program that successfully designed and tested all components and procedures necessary to land men on the moon. The program's highlights include the first American extravehicular activity, or EVA; new orbital maneuvers including rendezvous and docking; and the first space walk.


Answer the questions:
Project Mercury and the Apollo missions are talked about more often than Project Gemini— what are some possible reasons why?
What were some of the accomplishments of Project Gemini?
How long did Project Gemini last?
Did NASA reach all of its goals with the project?
How did Project Gemini pave the way for the Apollo missions?
Target Vocabulary
constellation - any of 88 arbitrary configurations of stars or an area of the celestial sphere
covering one of these configurations
lunar - of, relating to, or resembling the moon
rendezvous - a place appointed for assembling or meeting
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