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Gemini I

Titan II GLV

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission


Gemini I

  • Type: Test Flight
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit

Gemini 1 was the first mission in NASA’s Gemini program. An uncrewed test flight of the Gemini spacecraft, its main objectives were to test the structural integrity of the new spacecraft and modified Titan II launch vehicle. It was also the first test of the new tracking and communication systems for the Gemini program and provided training for the ground support crews for the first crewed missions.

Gemini I

Location


Launch Complex 19

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Launch Complex 19 has witnessed the launch of 12 rockets, including 11 orbital launch attempts, while Cape Canaveral, FL, USA, has been the site for 960 rocket launches.

Launch Complex 19

Rocket


National Aeronautics and Space Administration Titan II GLV

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.

Titan II GLV

Agency


United States Air Force

The United States Air Force (USAF) is the air service branch of the United States Armed Forces, and is one of the eight uniformed services of the United States. Originally created on 1 August 1907, as a part of the United States Army Signal Corps, the USAF was established as a separate branch of the United States Armed Forces in 1947 with the enactment of the National Security Act of 1947.

United States Air Force
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