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Technological Imperatives – NASA needs a new spacecraft

Project Gemini capsule. Credit: NASA.

In this episode of the Terranauts podcast we talk about the technological imperatives that convinced NASA that it needed a new spacecraft before going to the Moon with the Apollo program.

In the last episode of Terranauts we talked about the origin of the Gemini Project. It basically started because some Project Mercury engineers wanted to improve the Mercury capsule and make it easier to build, test and fly.  But that on its own was not enough to convince NASA to actually build a new spacecraft.  In this episode of Terranauts we talk about the technological imperatives that did convince NASA that it needed a new spacecraft and a new project to learn some things it was really going to need to know before it tried to go to the Moon.

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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