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Gemini IX-A

Titan II GLV

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Launch Status
Success

Crew


Thomas P. Stafford

Thomas P. Stafford

  • Birthday: 09/17/1930
  • Role: Command Pilot
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 12/15/1965
  • Last Flight: 07/15/1975

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

Gene Cernan

Gene Cernan

  • Birthday: 03/14/1934
  • Role: Pilot
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 06/03/1966
  • Last Flight: 12/07/1972

Eugene Andrew Cernan was an American astronaut, naval aviator, electrical engineer, aeronautical engineer, and fighter pilot. During the Apollo 17 mission, Cernan became the eleventh person to walk on the Moon. Since he re-entered the lunar module after Harrison Schmitt on their third and final lunar excursion, he is the last person to have walked on the Moon.

Cernan traveled into space three times; as pilot of Gemini 9A in June 1966, as lunar module pilot of Apollo 10 in May 1969, and as commander of Apollo 17 in December 1972, the final Apollo lunar landing. Cernan was also a backup crew member of the Gemini 12, Apollo 7 and Apollo 14 space missions.

Mission


Gemini IX-A (Gemini 9A)

  • Type: Human Exploration
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit

Gemini 9A was the seventh crewed mission of the NASA’s Project Gemini. The mission was commanded by Command Pilot Thomas P. Stafford and Pilot Eugene Cernan. The astronauts rendezvoused with the Augmented Docking Target Adapter, but were unable to dock due to docking target’s fairing which failed to deploy. The mission started on June 3, 1966, 13:39:33 UTC and ended on June 6, 1966, 14:00:23 UTC.

Gemini IX-A (Gemini 9A)

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.

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