The Gemini spacecraft used an ejection seat for emergency escape. Operational features of the seat are being digitally modeled for future simulations.
- At left, preliminary digital model of the seat, with many more features to be added..
- Below, NASA photo of the left seat of Gemini 12 after the flight in November 1966.
- At bottom, part of the McDonnell Aircraft drawing of the stirrup foot restraints seen at
the bottom of the model.
- See the use of this model in the Gemini Space Walk Simulation.
The digital model was made using SolidWorks modeling software. It references fully dimensioned McDonnell
Aircraft Gemini engineering drawings. Historic Space Systems uses models such as this to design parts used in exhibits.