Wednesday, March 28, 1962


McDonnell awards a subcontract worth $2.5 million to the Collins Radio Company of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The subcontract is to provide the voice communications system for the Gemini spacecraft.

This system is to consist of the voice control center on the spacecraft’s center instrument panel, a pair of ultra-high-frequency voice transceivers, and one high-frequency voice transceiver. It is to provide communications between astronauts, between the spacecraft and blockhouse during launch, between spacecraft and ground from launch through reentry, and between the spacecraft and recovery forces during landing.

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Author: Project Gemini Chronology

The Project Gemini Chronology is drawn from multiple sources, but most heavily from NASA's Special Publication-4002, Project Gemini Technology and Operations: A Chronology, prepared by James M Grimwood and Barton C Hacker, with Peter J Vorzimmer. Other chronologies will be used where fitting, such as (particularly) those for Project Mercury and Project Apollo.

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