The Gemini missions were a part of Earth's First Space Age. The missions marked the second venture of the newly formed National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The ten missions involve primarily centered around shooting two Humans at a time into space inside a small metal box, and then landing them safely. (novel: Excelsior: Forged in Fire)

The Gemini 8 mission, taking place March 16 and 17, 1966, was crewed by astronauts Neil Armstrong and David Scott. The mission included the first attempt to dock two spacecraft in orbit, as the Gemini capsule docked with an unmanned Agena target craft launched separately. This mission was also part of a top-secret United States Defense Department project that would lead to the attempted launch of an orbital weapon platform in 1968. (TOS novel: From History's Shadow)

The Gemini 9 mission took place June 3-6, 1966, and served to further the secret weapons project. (TOS novel: From History's Shadow)

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