Monday, 4 April 2016

Gemini 7 (1965)

The Gemini 7 crew leaves the suiting trailer during the prelaunch countdown. That's astronauts James A. Lovell Jr. at the front who was the pilot, and Frank Borman behind him who was the command pilot. The suit they wore were designed to be more comfortable during the 14-day mission and give the astronauts greater mobility than on previous Gemini missions.
And after two weeks they appear to be very happy to be back


Steve

6 comments:

  1. I`ve just come across a pic from 1979 Dr Who:Nightmare of Eden
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-5eJeF6_KjUA/VodgbgLtsOI/AAAAAAAAYKU/4Dh-OxKHahs/s1600/Lot%2B285.jpg
    And heres an interesting site featuring a 1992 auction of Who props including a helmet from the episode Terminus estimate only £30-50[!]
    http://fifthdoctorcostume.blogspot.com/2016/01/bonhams-1992-august-24th-entertainment.html

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    1. Nice. I've definitely blogged on both but they may be nicer images so I might update the posts

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  2. Ok,heres one I stumbled across quite by accident[hand on my heart its true!],anyway file this one under Lust in Space,definitely not sfw.
    http://theseductionofvenus.blogspot.com/2016/01/lust-in-space-by-earl-miller.html
    http://vintage-erotica-forum.com/showthread.php?p=685639
    At first glance it appears to be the Men into Space/MA-3 helmet and suit but it doesnt quite match up altho` the visor looks about right
    Personally it makes me think of a soft porn pictorial version of this old classic
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kii8Zsuo3_c

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    1. Fantastic find. I'll figure out how I'm going to blog that... but blog it I will. Also quite a cool Blog site, historical/cultural porn, an interesting "mirror" to see how we've changed over the years... or stayed the same

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  3. One small detail that's easy to miss is that the Gemini suits were cut and formed to put the wearers into a sitting position, because in the course of the mission they would never leave the spacecraft and walk around.

    Of course, that made them look hunched forward and awkward while going to the capsule.

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    1. Well there's something I've never considered before. Thanks for that John

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