IN THE NEWS: Gemini Software Heritage Shaping Human Spaceflight Today - Aviation Week

Aviation Week, May 03, 2017 – When a United Launch Alliance rocket boosts Sierra Nevada Corp.’s Dream Chaser commercial cargo vehicle toward the International Space Station (ISS) at the end of this decade, it will find its way there with technology that has roots in the orbital rendezvous technology the government funded in the Gemini program more than a half-century ago.

The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts, used government-funded guidance, navigation and control (GN&C) techniques dating from Gemini to build and program the guidance computer for the Apollo program, and it will use that same basic technology—upgraded dramatically over the years—for Sierra Nevada’s reusable robotic spaceplane...

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