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Gemini Twins by markkarvon Gemini Twins by markkarvon
When the first Agena Target Vehicle exploded during launch, the Gemini VI mission was left without a rendezvous target. It was soon determined however that the following Gemini VII spacecraft would make a good substitute. Gemini VII launched first. Part of its mission was to spend enough time in space to simulate a journey to the moon and back. On December 15, 1965 the renamed Gemini VI-A launched. After achieving orbit the spacecraft was able to locate and maneuver to rendezvous with Gemini VII. The two craft maintained station for 5 hours coming as close as 30 cm. This was the first time two spacecraft had flown so close together in space and confirmed the feasibility of the docking maneuvers that would be required for a journey to the moon.
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XSereneiX Feb 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
amazing
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Zortje Jun 20, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Great drawing, very nice details :)
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markkarvon Jun 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. It's more of a painting.
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Zortje Jun 28, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Oh, I actually wondered what the actual difference is? (Between a painting and a drawing)
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This has been featured in news article [link]
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markkarvon Apr 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for including my work in the feature. :)
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I recently re-watched "From the Earth to the Moon", the first episode of which races through the Gemini program. The graphics in it might have been extremely good, but they weren't this good.
What you've managed to create is an absolutely captivating image.
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markkarvon Apr 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much.

I love that series. My favorite in the Apollo 12 episode. Those guys really had some fun. :)
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My favourite's either that one or the one about Alan Shepard. And yes, it's a great series. Tom Hanks has come a long way from Mazes and Monsters and Bachelor Party :)
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