Titan II GLV | Gemini VIII

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 VIII (Gemini 8) mission. The launch window for the Human Exploration mission was on Wed, Mar 16th, 1966, 11:41 AM 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 VIII (Gemini 8)

Gemini 8 was the sixth crewed mission of the NASA's Project Gemini. The mission was commanded by Command Pilot Neil A. Armstrong and Pilot David R. Scott. Gemini 8 conducted the first docking of two spacecraft in orbit, but suffered the first critical in-space system failure of a U.S. spacecraft which threatened the lives of the astronauts and required immediate abort of the mission. The mission began on March 16, 1966, 16:41:02 UTC and ended on March 17, 1966, 03:22:28 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

Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong

Command Pilot - American

Neil Alden Armstrong was an American astronaut and aeronautical engineer who was the first person to walk on the Moon. He was also a naval aviator, test pilot, and university professor.

David Scott

David Scott

Pilot - American

David Randolph Scott is an American engineer, former NASA astronaut, retired U.S. Air Force officer and former test pilot. He belonged to the third group of NASA astronauts, selected in October 1963. As an astronaut, Scott became the seventh person to walk on the Moon. Following the death of John Young in January 2018, Scott became the last living commander of a successful Apollo lunar landing mission and, as such, the only person currently alive who has flown a spacecraft to a landing on the Moon.

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