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Even during the busiest times of my life I have endeavored to maintain some form of model building activity. This site has been created to help me chronicle my journey through a lifelong involvement in model aviation, which all began in Mayo, MD ...

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1996 - 2026

Webmaster:

Kirt Blattenberger

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Revell Advertisement "Win This Full-Size Gemini Spacecraft!"
February 1967 Model Airplane News

February 1967 Model Airplane News
February 1967 Model Airplanes News - Airplanes and RocketsTable of Contents

These pages from vintage modeling magazines like Flying Aces, Air Trails, American Modeler, American Aircraft Modeler, Young Men, Flying Models, Model Airplane News, R/C Modeler, captured the era. All copyrights acknowledged.

This particular page is from page  of the February 1967 issue of Model Airplane News magazine. It is the first time I can recall seeing this contest by Revell that offered to the winner a "full-size Gemini spacecraft!" In 1967, I was nine years old and was a model rocket lover. Like me, a lot of kids would all have - in the vernacular of the day - "given our right arms" to win a contest like this!

See the ad below.

A couple years ago, I wrote a short article on an experience I had way back in the 1970s where a friend, Jerry Flynn, and I discovered an actual Gemini space capsule that had been used for a human flight sitting in the aeronautics laboratory at the University of Maryland; the ablation shield was clearly burned. It was sitting on a dolly, nose up, with the access hatch open. It was begging to an occupant. We each actually climbed into the module. Click here to read it.

Full-size Gemini prototype at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry - Airplanes and RocketsI just did a Google search on this contest and amazingly enough, someone else Gemini V space capsule - Airplanes and Rocketsrecently posted the same question about a year ago and actually has a copy of the report in Boy's Life magazine. It turns out that a 13-year-old kid in Portland, Oregon won it, and the Gemini prototype is now on display at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. That is a photo of it to the left. Here is a link to the article (unfortunately, the link is no longer active). There were many iterations of the Gemini capsule, and this one appears to be the Gemini V model. The one that Jerry and I sat in was the shorter Gemini IV model, if I remember correctly.

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Google search American Modeler Air Trails American Aircraft Modeler Young Men Hobbies Aviation Flying Aces Saturday Evening Post Boys' Life Hobby Distributors Amateur Astronomy Engines & Motors Balsa Densities Silkspan Covering Comics Electronics My Models Model Aircraft Articles Plans Model Boat Articles Plans Model Car Articles Plans Model Train Articles Plans 1941 Crosley 03CB Radio Model helicopter articles & plans Crosswords Model Rocket Articles Plans Restoration Projects Photos Peanuts Collection Model Aircraft Articles Plans Sitemap Hints Amateur Radio Airplanes and Rockets Hero Graphic

Drones - Airplanes and Rockets

About

Airplanes & Rockets

Kirt Blattenberger, Webmaster - Airplanes and Rockets

Kirt Blattenberger

Carpe Diem!

(Seize the Day!)

Even during the busiest times of my life I have endeavored to maintain some form of model building activity. This site has been created to help me chronicle my journey through a lifelong involvement in model aviation, which all began in Mayo, MD ...

Copyright

1996 - 2026

Webmaster:

Kirt Blattenberger

BSEE - KB3UON

Family Websites:

RF Cafe | Equine Kingdom

All trademarks, copyrights, patents, and other rights of ownership to images and text used on the Airplanes and Rockets website are hereby acknowledged.

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