As Smithsonian’s Air and Space website declares it – probably correctly – Gemini was the “middle child” of the 60′s space race. It’s the one most people are less clear about. But many of the advances in technology that led to the eventual moon mission happened on the Gemini missions.
Now researchers at Arizona State University have teamed up with @NASA to give us all a glimpse of what life on those missions was really like, by digitizing and cleaning up some of the lost photos. The images are as beautiful for their naked imperfections as they are for the moments in history they bring us closer to: