Image 5 is really a photograph of a painting attached to the art board--the first of three like it in the collection--instead of an original painting itself. It may have been produced earlier and was included because it provides a convenient overview of the complete MOL mission profile as illustrated in subsequent paintings.
I have annotated the image (below) with numbers corresponding to mission events. Click on the number to go directly to that painting.
- Prelaunch preparations and Titan IIIM launch from Vandenburg AFB on California's Pacific coast (see #2&3, 4, 7A, 7B, 8A and 8B)
- Burnout and separation of the twin solid rocket boosters, or "stage 0" (#9)
- Separation of Titan first stage (#10)
- Gemini-B/MOL insertion into orbit and separation of Titan second stage (#12)
- Pilots transfer from the Gemini-B spacecraft into the MOL vehicle, and activation of MOL systems in preparation for the mission (#14A, 43, 14B, 15A and 16)
- Activities of daily living during the month-long mission (#18A, 22, 23B, 24, 27, 28 blue, 28 orange, 31, 32, 38 and 40)
- Gemini-B separation from the MOL vehicle (#45) at the end of the mission
- Gemini-B loiter in orbit up to 14 hours if necessary (not illustrated in any individual painting)
- Gemini-B retrofire for de-orbiting (not illustrated in any individual painting)
- Gemini-B atmospheric re-entry (#46)
- Gemini-B parachute descent (#47A)
- Gemini-B splashdown in the Pacific Ocean (#47B)
Not shown: MOL disposal by de-.orbiting.