Enter The Twins – Project Gemini

Gemini IX crew found 'Angry Alligator' in Earth orbit. Credit: NASA.

In this episode of the Terranauts podcast we return to the historical narrative of humanity’s journey off the planet with NASA’s project Gemini.

We are going to wind the clock back to September, 1962 when John F. Kennedy made his famous “we choose to go to the moon” speech at Rice University in Houston, Texas. It was an important moment in the history of the human spaceflight and marked the beginning of a new – and much more intense period in the race to get to and stay in space. We’ll take a look at the spaceflight landscape at that moment in 1962. We’ll also introduce the next NASA space program that would take people off the planet – project Gemini.

About Iain Christie

Founder and CEO at SideKickSixtyFive Consulting and host of the Terranauts podcast. Iain is a seasoned business executive with deep understanding of the space business and government procurement policy. Iain worked for 22 years at Neptec including as CEO. He was a VP at the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada, is a mentor at the Creative Destruction Lab and a visiting professor at the University of Ottawa's Telfer School of Management.

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