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Experiment S-5: Synoptic Terrain PhotographyThe Synoptic Terrain Photography Experiment (S-5) was successfully conducted during the Gemini V mission, the second of the Gemini flights on which it was carried. This report summarizes briefly the methods and results of the experiment. Interpretation of the many excellent pictures obtained is in progress, and a full report is not possible at this time; instead, representative pictures will be presented and described. The purpose of the experiment was to obtain a large number of high-quality color photographs of selected land areas from geologic and geographic study. Southern Mexico, eastern Africa, and Australia were given high priority, but it was stressed that good pictures of any cloud-free land area would be useful. The same camera (Hasselblad 500 C) and film (Ektachrome MS) used on the Gemini III and IV missions were carried on the Gemini V flight.
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Lowman, Paul D., Jr. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
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September 7, 2013
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January 6, 1966
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Publication: Manned Space-Flight Experiments: Gemini V Mission
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