Titan II GLV | Gemini VI-A

National Aeronautics and Space Administration launch of a Titan II Rocket

Launch Status
Success

National Aeronautics and Space Administration was scheduled to launch a Titan II rocket as part of the Gemini VI-A (Gemini 6A) mission. The launch window for the Human Exploration mission was on Wed, Dec 15th, 1965, 8:37 AM EST from Space Launch Complex 19 Cape Canaveral, FL, USA. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Titan II and experience the excitement for yourself.

Crew

Wally Schirra

Wally Schirra

Command Pilot - American

Walter Marty Schirra Jr. was an American naval aviator and NASA astronaut. In 1959, he became one of the original seven astronauts chosen for Project Mercury, which was the United States' first effort to put human beings in space. On October 3, 1962, he flew the six-orbit, nine-hour, Mercury-Atlas 8 mission, in a spacecraft he nicknamed Sigma 7. At the time of his mission in Sigma 7, Schirra became the fifth American and ninth human to travel into space. In the two-man Gemini program, he achieved the first space rendezvous, station-keeping his Gemini 6A spacecraft within 1 foot (30 cm) of the sister Gemini 7 spacecraft in December 1965. In October 1968, he commanded Apollo 7, an 11-day low Earth orbit shakedown test of the three-man Apollo Command/Service Module and the first manned launch for the Apollo program.

Thomas P. Stafford

Thomas P. Stafford

Pilot - American

Thomas Patten Stafford is an American former Air Force officer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut.

Location

Space Launch Complex 19

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.