1962 August 8 - 1963
"The Next Step in Space" featured the Gemini-Titan ll spacecraft, a replica of the Gemini capsule aboard its Titan ll boaster and an addition to the "Man in Space'" exhibition. The exhibition was a gift of the Martin Marietta Corporation, designers and builders of Titan ll. Making the presentation on behalf of Martin Marietta was Douglas G. Harvey, a nuclear project engineer. Accepting the exhibit for the Museum was Frederick Grambs of Brooklyn, New York, a young aerospace enthusiast. As stated by James A. Oliver, Director of the Museum, the exhibit was a symbol of the Museum's continuing campaign to encourage young people in the pursuit of science. The Gemini-Titan ll was on view in the Roosevelt Memorial Hall, second floor, of the American Museum of Natural History as part of the "Man In Space Exhibit" from August 8, 1962 until an undetermined date in 1963.
Individuals and institutions involved in the creation of the exhibition: Martin Marietta Corporation; National Science Foundation; Hayden Planetarium.
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