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Project Gemini photo archive provides a high-resolution look at NASA's past

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NASA and Arizona State University's School of Earth and Space Exploration recently announced the Project Gemini Online Digital Archive, featuring a collection of high-resolution images from the United States' second manned spaceflight program.

Gemini Capsule Nose Docking
Gemini Capsule Nose Docking

NASA, in conjunction with Arizona State University's School of Earth and Space Exploration, recently announced the Project Gemini Online Digital Archive. It's a collection of high-resolution photos, scanned from the original mission flight films, and it provides a lush look back at US space exploration. Gemini was NASA's second manned flight program, spanning the course of 10 flights between 1965 and 1966, and helped lead the way to the Apollo program that later landed on the moon. There's something wistful about the photos — perhaps it's due to the funding hit space exploration has taken in recent years — but it's impossible to look at the collection and not experience the awe and wonder of Man venturing into the unknown.