December 23, 2008
The St. Louis Gemini Story opens January 24 at the SocietyThe State Historical Society of Missouri welcomes images of aerospace pioneering into its halls with The St. Louis Gemini Story, on display in the North-South Corridor Gallery beginning on January 24, 2009.
The purpose of the Gemini project was to test new hardware and master procedures integral to achieving President John F. Kennedy's goal to "land a man on the moon and return him safely to Earth." McDonnell Aircraft Corporation of St. Louis designed the crafts used by Gemini, which flew 10 manned missions in less than 15 months, between March 1965 and November 1966, and was an important part of the program that landed a man on the moon in 1969.
Developed by the staff of the Western Historical Manuscript Collection-St. Louis, The St. Louis Gemini Story features images and other materials relating to the production of the Gemini crafts by McDonnell employees, as well as editorial cartoons from the Society's collection that reference Gemini, the space race, and lunar exploration in the 1960s.
The St. Louis Gemini Story will be on display through May 2009.
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