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Astronaut Ed White floats in the microgravity of space outside the Gemini IV spacecraft. Behind him is the brilliant blue Earth and its white cloud cover. White is wearing a specially-designed space suit. The visor of the helmet is gold plated to protect him against the unfiltered rays of the sun. In his left hand is a Hand-Held Self-Maneuvering Unit with which he controls his movements in space. Credit: NASA/Jim McDivitt.

In this episode of the Terranauts podcast we continue the discussion of the transition from project Gemini to the Apollo program.

In today’s episode we are going to pick up the story of project Gemini as it makes the transition from an engineering study to a full up space project.  In order to understand what that means, and what that meant we will have to talk a bit about how space projects get managed – and why contrary to many myths – that wasn’t any easier back in 1962 than it is today.

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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