1st Orbit

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The crew performed the first orbit change of a crewed spacecraft, a crucial test of the maneuvering capabilities that would be needed later in the Gemini program for rendezvouz and subquently in flying Apollo missions to the moon.

Activity

  1. 1 Problem with one of the OAMS thrusters, possibly similar to problems experienced later on Gemini VIII
  2. 2 Problems with the primary DC-DC converter
  3. 3 First orbit change of a crewed spacecraft, lowering the orbit into an almost circular one