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Due to damage during removal from the KSC Visitor Complex Rocket Garden, the Titan booster was moved to a storage yard on KSC property. When an excess Titan II booster became available from the Air Force, the old Titan (actually made up of two Titan I first stage units) was offered to the Johnson Space Center. On June 30, 2010, this transfer was made.

These images were taken while in the KSC storage yard. Below are images courtesy of collectSpace of the transfer.

Images by: Jim Gerard
Date: August 3, 2009
Storage at JSC
Images by: collectSpace
Date: June 30, 2010
Older Images
On June 19, 2006, the Gemini-Titan display was removed from the Rocket Garden at the KSC Visitor Complex. After a spate of hurricane related weather, it was determined as the most susceptible to damage in the future. Guard-Lee supervised the removal which took place over two days. The first day saw the removal of the Gemini capsule mockup and the 'second stage'. The next day, in an effort to remove the first stage, a split occurred between the fuel and oxidizer tanks, causing the stage to be removed in two sections. It is unlikely this booster will return, as the VC appears to have aquired an excessed Titan II missile that would make a much more accurate display. It may appear as early as February 2008.
Images by: Jim Gerard
Date: June 19-20, 2006
Old Images
This Gemini-Titan is one of four on public display.  Many Titan missiles may be found in communities accross the country (Titusville, Florida [now removed] and Cordell, Georgia, for example) but none are configured as the man-rated vehicles.  This Titan is missing it's interstage spacer but is slightly taller (about 5 feet) than the authentic vehicle. In fact, carful inspection indicates that this is actually made of two Titan I first stages stacked one on the other!  (Note the absence of the interstage support structure.)  The paint scheme is consistant with historical pictures, although the ID numbers are lacking a digit (should have five).  The spacecraft is rotated clockwise about 30 degrees from normal, and the 'United States' marking has been placed on the Pilot's hatch instead of to its left.  This replica underwent a refurbishing in 1996.  Almost immediately after it was re-erected, an osprey chose the top for a nest.  Being on the grounds of the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge prevented maintanence works from clearing it off.  It eventually blew off on March 29, 1997 due to strong winds during a severe storm.
Images by: Jim Gerard
Date: January 18, 2005
Images by: Jim Gerard
Date: July 21, 2002
Loading GT from Image File
Image by: Jim Gerard
Date: c. 1998


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