He then left Wrights to work on the Gemini Space Program
at David Clark Co.
The PEM cell, which was developed for the Gemini space program
by General Electric in the early 1960s, has no equal in terms of size, low operating temperatures, adjustable power outputs, and quick starting.
From there he went to Rocketdyne, where he wrote specifications for the Gemini space program
At the same time, the Gemini space program
came to a successful conclusion, and NASA began preparations for Apollo, a program to put U.
Dozens of artifacts from Lovell's personal collection, including: some of the rocketry and science fiction books that inspired him as a child; the rejection letter he received from the Mercury Program in 1959; original flight plans and manuals flown on the Gemini 12 mission; Lovell's handwritten Gemini training notes; a full set of Gemini space program
medallions; Apollo 8 flight plans and maneuvers logs; the "Personal Preference Kit" in which Lovell carried personal belongings on the Apollo 8 mission; an Apollo 13 malfunction book; and a director's clapper from the making of the blockbuster Hollywood film, Apollo 13.
Since the first practical fuel cells were designed for the Gemini space program
nearly 40 years ago, the best available membrane material has been based upon DuPont's Teflon(R) -- the same polymer used to coat non-stick cookware -- and, as it turns out, used to make the "miracle" fabric Gore-Tex(R).