Ghosts of Gemini
Forgotten photos show the human face of NASA's early astronaut program.
- By Tony Reichhardt
- AirSpaceMag.com, March 20, 2012
NASA/JSC/Arizona State University
"I kept getting distracted by the quality and beauty of the images," says Mark Robinson, who spearheaded the project to digitize the Gemini images. As a lunar scientist, he was particularly struck by this photo of a full moon over the Pacific, taken by the Gemini 7 crew. "From a historical point of view, that was their goal," he says. "They were learning how to work and fly in space, to get to the moon. What an appropriate image this is."