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Gemini EVA Maneuvering Unit

DAYTON, Ohio -- Gemini EVA Maneuvering Unit at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Gemini EVA Maneuvering Unit at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Gemini EVA Maneuvering Unit at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Gemini EVA Maneuvering Unit at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Space Hardware, Marquardt Space Sled and Gemini EVA Maneuvering Unit on display in the Missile and Space Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Space Hardware, Marquardt Space Sled and Gemini EVA Maneuvering Unit on display in the Missile and Space Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

This maneuvering unit mockup was designed during the Gemini program of the early 1960s in an effect to study the best ways to work outside of spacecraft. Similar units became operational in the early 1980s during the Space Shuttle program and were used to retrieve several satellites.

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