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Project Gemini

 
 
Project Gemini Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, March 1, 2020
1. Project Gemini Marker
Inscription.  From 1962 through 1966, the men and women of McDonnell Aircraft supported the nation's space program through the design and manufacture of the Gemini spacecraft, proudly built here in St. Louis.

Erected in memory of Astronauts Charles A. Bassett II and Elliot M. See, Jr., who gave their lives near this site, February 28, 1966, in pursuit of America's exploration of space.
 
Erected 2016.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 38° 45.053′ N, 90° 20.743′ W. Marker is in Berkeley, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker can be reached from Airport Road east of James S. McDonnell Boulevard, on the right when traveling west. It is accessible from a parking lot from Airport Road. Marker is in front of Boeing Building 100. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6300 James S McDonnell Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63134, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mercury Spacecraft MA-6, 1962 (a few steps from this
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marker); Knobbe House (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Little Red Schoolhouse (approx. 2.3 miles away); Utz-Teson House (approx. 2.3 miles away); Ferguson Streetcar Loop (approx. 2.3 miles away); James "Jay" Russell (approx. 2˝ miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.7 miles away); Mary Lee Payne Gentry (approx. 2.9 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Marker was dedicated on November 9, 2016 (Veteran's Day). Those who spoke at the event included Lt. General, U.S. Air Force (Ret.) and former NASA astronaut Thomas Stafford, veteran of Gemini VI, Gemini IX, Apollo 10 and the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project flight (he worked with See and Bassett at the time of the tragic event mentioned on the marker); and Rocky Sickmann, a U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant who was one of the 52 U.S. hostages held in Iran for 444 days from 1979-1981.
 
Project Gemini Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, March 1, 2020
2. Project Gemini Marker
Boeing Building 100 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, March 1, 2020
3. Boeing Building 100
Rear shot of marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 2, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 412 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 2, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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