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Box Size: 5.9" x 3.1" x 2.4"
- 1/72 true-to-scale precision model
- Displayable spacecraft with high collectable value
- Aesthetically pleasing color finish with delicate imprinted markings
Project Gemini encompassed two unmanned and ten manned spaceflights from 1964-66. The NASA program was designed to develop space travel techniques with a view to putting man on the Moon under the subsequent Apollo project. One of the highlights of Gemini IV was the first American spacewalk, which occurred on 3 June 1965. On that occasion the astronaut performed the first ever extravehicular activity (EVA) lasting 23 minutes. All ten Gemini missions blasted off aboard Titan II rocket systems from Cape Canaveral in Florida.
Dragon’s newest 1/72 scale Space Collection model commemorates these groundbreaking Gemini spaceflights. The model includes a Gemini spacecraft as well as a spacewalking astronaut. The capsule could carry two astronauts, and indeed this model boasts two crewmen. The craft is based on the Gemini craft previously released (Item No.50385) but it features special modifications. The hatch is shown open, allowing a good view of the interior of the cramped spacecraft. The two astronauts are extremely well sculpted in this scale – one is performing a spacewalk whilst tied to his 8m-long tether, and the other is monitoring proceedings from inside the capsule. Such a legendary scene has been captured poignantly in this fine new model!