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I remember that gemini capsule. I saw it at whyalla airport as a kid in the 60s.
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I made enquiries at the Johnson Space Centre when I visited in May 2018. Apparently it was the Gemini 10 capsule that I saw as a young boy at the Brisbane showground Pavillion in the 60's and it was the real deal.


yep I remember those days, it was about late 1960, may have been early 1961.. Gemini 10. It was at the Brisbane Showgrounds but it spent a day on a low loader in the Coles shopping centre carpark of the bayside suburb of Wynnum in Florence Street. I went to see it there. I have somewhat of a photographic memory and if I try hard enough I can even give you a date. But the thing that struck me was it was burnt black, and I thought "huh!!, didn't they bother to clean it??" ( hahah I was only 4 and a half years old then )
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I remember that gemini capsule. I saw it at whyalla airport as a kid in
the 60s.
Ed Farrell

I made enquiries at the Johnson Space Centre when I visited in May 2018.
Apparently it was the Gemini 10 capsule that I saw as a young boy at the
Brisbane showground Pavillion in the 60's and it was the real deal.


yep I remember those days, it was about late 1960, may have been early
1961. Gemini 10. It was at the Brisbane Showgrounds but it spent a day on
a low loader in the Coles shopping centre carpark of the bayside suburb of
Wynnum in Florence Street. I went to see it there. I have somewhat of a
photographic memory and if I try hard enough I can even give you a date.
But the thing that struck me was it was burnt black, and I thought "huh!!,
didn't they bother to clean it??" ( hahah I was only 4 and a half years old
then )


Couldn't have been 1960. Gemini's first flight was 1964 (uncrewed Gemini 1)
and 10 didn't fly until 1966.

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