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Gemini IV

Titan II GLV

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Launch Status
Success

Crew


James McDivitt

James McDivitt

  • Birthday: 06/10/1929
  • Role: Command Pilot
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 06/03/1965
  • Last Flight: 03/03/1969

James Alton “Jim” McDivitt was an American former test pilot, United States Air Force pilot, aeronautical engineer, and NASA astronaut who flew in the Gemini and Apollo programs. He commanded the Gemini 4 flight during which Ed White performed the first U.S. spacewalk, and later the Apollo 9 flight which was the first manned flight test of the Lunar Module and the complete set of Apollo flight hardware. He later became Manager of Lunar Landing Operations and was the Apollo Spacecraft Program Manager from 1969 to 1972.

Ed White

Ed White

  • Birthday: 11/14/1930
  • Role: Pilot
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 06/03/1965
  • Last Flight: 01/27/1967

Edward Higgins White II was an American aeronautical engineer, U.S. Air Force officer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut. On June 3, 1965, he became the first American to walk in space. White died along with astronauts Virgil “Gus” Grissom and Roger B. Chaffee during prelaunch testing for the first manned Apollo mission at Cape Canaveral. He was awarded the NASA Distinguished Service Medal for his flight in Gemini 4 and was then awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor posthumously.

Mission


Gemini IV (Gemini 4)

  • Type: Human Exploration
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit

Gemini 4 was the second crewed mission of the NASA’s Project Gemini. The mission was commanded by Command Pilot James A. McDivitt and Pilot Edward H. White II. On the mission, White became the first American to perform a spacewalk. The mission began on June 3, 1965, 15:15:59 UTC and ended on June 7, 1965, 17:12:11 UTC.

Gemini IV (Gemini 4)

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 931 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


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.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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