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Gemini
The Gemini Program, also known as Project Gemini, was the second manned American space program. It ran from 1961 to 1966 and flew 10 crewed missions. These missions tested EVA, rendezvous, docking, and long duration flight, all of which was crucial for flying to the moon
 

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Gemini 3

• Designed by the crew, Gus Grissom and John Young
​• Includes spacecraft on its side in the water like a ship
• Not made into a patch until after the mission but the design was minted on gold plated sterling medallions and flown into space
• Spacecraft's callsign in white capital letters against dark blue ocean
   • Callsign was Molly Brown 
after the Broadway musical and film 

      The Unsinkable Molly Brown
   • Was a reference to Grissom's previous capsule, Liberty Bell 7,                sinking
   • Alternate name was Titanic
• Includes astronaut names in dark blue capital letters against white border with dark blue inner and outer trim
• Only one of two patches to include first name, last name, and middle initial


 

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                                         Gemini 3 souvenir
• Made after mission by unknown manufacturer to satisfy collectors
   • Has no input nor approval from astronauts
• Depicts only simple Gemini spacecraft
• Spacecraft's callsign in white capital letters against dark green-gray background
   • Callsign was Molly Brown after the Broadway musical and                      film The Unsinkable Molly Brown
• Includes astronaut names in dark orange capital letters and mission designation in orange capital letters against dark green-gray background with orange trim

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                                               Gemini 4
• Designed by the crew, Jim McDivitt and Ed White
• Spacecraft was originally named American Eagle but after Gemini 3 NASA stopped letting astronauts name their capsules
• Depicts American bald eagle standing on Gemini spacecraft
• Not made into patch until after the mission but design was minted on gold plated sterling medallions and flown into space
• "Mission patch" was an American flag patch the crew purchased
   • Became an integral part of all pressure suits
• Five stars surround the spacecraft
• Includes crew names in white capital letters against blue background with light gray trim
   • One of only two patches to include first name, last name, and middle            initial