Titan II GLV | Gemini XII

National Aeronautics and Space Administration launch of a Titan II GLV Rocket

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration was scheduled to launch a Titan II GLV rocket as part of the Gemini XII (Gemini 12) mission. The launch window for the Human Exploration mission was on Fri, Nov 11th, 1966, 3:46 PM EST from Space Launch Complex 19, Cape Canaveral, FL. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Titan II GLV and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

Gemini XII (Gemini 12)

Gemini 12 was the tenth and final crewed mission of the NASA's Project Gemini. It was commanded by Command Pilot James A. Lovell, Jr. and Pilot Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, Jr. The crew performed three EVAs, redezvoused and docked with an Agena target vehicle, and performed various scientific experiments. The mission started on November 11, 1966, 20:46:33 UTC and ended on November 15, 1966, 19:21:04 UTC.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Space Launch Complex 19, Cape Canaveral, FL

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Titan II

The Titan II GLV (Gemini Launch Vehicle) or Gemini-Titan II was an American expendable launch system derived from the Titan II missile, which was used to launch twelve Gemini missions for NASA between 1964 and 1966. Two unmanned launches followed by ten manned ones were conducted from Launch Complex 19 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, starting with Gemini 1 on April 8, 1964.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA have many launch facilities but most are inactive. The most commonly used pad will be LC-39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Crew

Jim Lovell

Jim Lovell

Command Pilot - American

James Arthur Lovell Jr. is a former NASA astronaut, Naval Aviator, and retired Navy captain. Lovell is known for being the commander of the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission, which suffered a critical failure en route to the Moon but was brought back safely to Earth through the efforts of the crew and mission control. In addition to being part of the Apollo 13 crew, Lovell was the command module pilot of Apollo 8, the first Apollo mission to enter lunar orbit.

Buzz Aldrin

Buzz Aldrin

Pilot - American

Buzz Aldrin; born Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr.; is an American engineer, former astronaut, and fighter pilot. As Lunar Module Pilot on the Apollo 11 mission, he and mission commander Neil Armstrong were the first two humans to land on the Moon.

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