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Gemini Titan Rocket Launch System 1:72 Scale Diecast Model by Toys & Models

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Gemini Titan Rocket Launch System 1:72 Scale Diecast Model by Toys & Models
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Desperate to catch Russia in the race to space America was feverishly working on the means to launch a man into space. Russia had already launched Sputnik, the world’s first satellite. Now the race was to launch a man into orbit. NASA’s Project Mercury was tasked with the mission but again the Soviets beat us to the punch. Blasted into suborbital space on the nose of a Redstone missile Alan Shepard became the first American in space 3 weeks after cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin completed his first Earth orbit. It wasn’t till nearly a year later that John Glenn riding atop a more powerful Atlas missile did an American astronaut finally orbit the globe. These events are what compelled John F. Kennedy to lay down his challenge to Congress and America to land a man on the moon within the decade. As a final stepping stone to Apollo, Gemini was the next step in America’s conquest of the moon. Launching two men into space required the heavier payload capacity of the new Titan missile. It was aboard Gemini flights that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin each got their first taste of space while practicing docking maneuvers and space walks. You’ll feel the Titan’s power each time you see this precision cast Gemini Titan replica. Masterfully carved and painted it makes a tremendous showpiece!
Features
  • Hand Carved Polystone Gemini Titam Rocket
  • Skillfully Painted by Hand
  • Included Launch Base & ID Plaque
  • Impressive 19 Tall Showpiece

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