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Rare photos from inside NASA Gemini capsules

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posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 01:22 PM
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thechive.com...

Nothing "earth shattering" (pun intended) here I just came across it and thought they were some pretty cool pictures. Figured at least some here might have some appreciation for them


I think there's some really amazing pictures in the set, and was also happy to see a site like the chive putting them up. Maybe it'll spark an interest in somebody, eh?

Enjoy.




posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 01:25 PM
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a reply to: Shamrock6

Very cool! I might have missed it but are these just compiled from all the Gemini missions or a specific one?



posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 01:30 PM
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a reply to: bobbypurify

I honestly don't know. They posted a link to an imgur account but I haven't checked it out yet. They didn't specify in the slideshow beyond the imgur link.



posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 01:30 PM
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These are nice. Thanks.

A real flashback.



posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 01:37 PM
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I assume that's the window glass causing the artefacts.

What is the red glow though?

I also notice a white glow around the ship in front.

Those are very very clear pictures, how come the Lunar pictures were not as good?

Gemini came before Apollo missions, so why did Gemini have better pictures?


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posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 01:39 PM
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a reply to: bullcat

That red glow had me curious too!

Perhaps the imgur has captions? I don't know.

And now I sound like I'm pushing that imgur thing so I'm not mentioning it again lol



posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 01:39 PM
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a reply to: roadgravel

My pleasure! Glad you enjoyed



posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 01:41 PM
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originally posted by: Shamrock6
a reply to: bullcat

That red glow had me curious too!

Perhaps the imgur has captions? I don't know.

And now I sound like I'm pushing that imgur thing so I'm not mentioning it again lol


It could be plasma perhaps, I don't know how high they are up.



posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 01:48 PM
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Excellent thankyou



posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 01:48 PM
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a reply to: Shamrock6
Those men had hearts of gold, nerves of steel, Kevlar skin and Titanium balls.
SnF



posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 01:49 PM
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originally posted by: Violater1
a reply to: Shamrock6
Those men had hearts of gold, nerves of steel, Kevlar skin and Titanium balls.
SnF


And a lot of health issues.



posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 01:52 PM
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a reply to: bullcat

There's no captions on the other page either so I guess we're stuck with speculating unless somebody else can find these elsewhere.

Unfortunately I don't know enough about the conditions to offer much as to the speculation aspect.



posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 02:16 PM
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Mate. These are absolutely amazing. Thank you so much for posting them.




posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 02:23 PM
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All the Gemini mission images are available in high resolution here:

tothemoon.ser.asu.edu...



I have two great original NASA publications of Gemini pictures of Earth - fabulous photos in them.



posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 02:30 PM
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The image with the red glow, btw, is from Gemini XI (found it by searching for Gemini and Agena - the name of the thing it's floating alongside). Here's the full size image:

tothemoon.ser.asu.edu...

I don't think the red glow is anything significant - you can see it to a lesser extent on the preceding image

tothemoon.ser.asu.edu...-54829_G11-M

and I think it's just a combination of the sun, window tints and internal reflections.

e2a: Another one with it in: tothemoon.ser.asu.edu...-54842_G11-M
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posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 02:46 PM
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a reply to: onebigmonkey

Thanks for posting those and the info!



posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 03:33 PM
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Is that a UFO in image #10 ?

Or, is it something on the window ?



posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 04:52 PM
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a reply to: whyamIhere

I think it's just a shadow/flare off something else. Then again I'm looking at it on mobile, so who knows



posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 08:36 PM
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originally posted by: bullcat
Those are very very clear pictures, how come the Lunar pictures were not as good?


They were. You just haven't looked at them. Visit The Project Apollo Archive where they have pretty much all of the lunar surface images.

Keep in mind two things, though:

1.) The Gemini pictures in the OP were carefully selected as the most beautiful and/or interesting images out of a couple thousand, whereas the Apollo Archive has nearly 10,000 images, many of which are from sample documentation (i.e. a small rock sitting on dust), panoramas (empty terrain) or during rover traverses (ditto). You can find some stunners, though.

2.) Simply put, the Moon is not as pretty as the Earth. It is a dead, desolate dust-scape. I have looked through every single one of the images from the lunar surface, and in my heart not one of them holds a candle to the awesome beauty of our Earth as seen from orbit.



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 01:13 AM
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There are a lot of Gemini photos that are also not that brilliant.

Another thing to bear in mind is that photographs taken on the lunar surface were mostly taken with the cameras mounted on their chest, and they had to guess where they were aiming. They had practised this, but it was still a guess.

Gemini's photographs were all taken with the camera held in the hand, where they could aim properly. I believe that they used the same type of camera as Apollo (Hasselblad), but they were not modified in anyway, so would have had a viewfinder.




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