Gemini Hatch
  • Digital model of the Gemini command pilot’s hatch, shown locked and unlocked. Compare with the NASA photo below.
  • The NASA photo above shows the Gemini XII command pilot’s hatch after recovery of the spacecraft.
  • The hatch mounts 12 latches that lock the hatch during flight. The photo shows the latches unlocked.
  • Computer model of the shingles on the command pilot’s hatch.
  • Modeled using SolidWorks; based on  over 100 dimensioned McDonnell Aircraft  engineering drawings.

For more information on our exhibit design technique:

  • NASA photo of the Gemini VIII command pilot’s hatch during assembly.
  • See more views of the Gemini shingles.

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