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50 Years Ago This Week…

Aerospace award for Hydra-Electric …on September 8, 1965, Hydra-Electric received a Special Aerospace Award from the U.S. Government for:

ingenuity and resourcefulness in producing for Gemini-Titan space boosters, a component whose reliability was crucial to the successful launching of America’s manned spacecraft.”

Project Gemini was NASA’s second human spaceflight program, conducted between projects Mercury and Apollo. The Gemini spacecraft carried a two-astronaut crew.

NASA Gemini Flag awarded to Hydra-Electric
The Gemini flag was also presented to Hydra-Electric.

An Air Force general and several other officers came to Hydra-Electric to present the company with a Gemini flag along with the certificate. “It was a big deal,” recalls Frank Davis, Hydra-Electric Vice-President, “as they only awarded the Gemini flag to about a half dozen small companies whose components were mission-critical to the operation of the Gemini spacecraft.”

That spirit of ingenuity and reliability lives on today within Hydra-Electric. Creating reliable and robust components continues to set the company apart in its offerings for aerospace applications.

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One thought on “50 Years Ago This Week…

  1. Congratulations Hydra-Electric on your 50 year celebration and thank you for encouraging others to join the 75th anniversary celebration of SAE A-6. Your participation in creating and maintaining standards for the aerospace industry is exemplary and I thank you for your support.

    Jon Jeffery
    SAE A-6 Chairman

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