Gemini IX-A

Titan II GLV

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Launch Status
Success

Crew

Thomas P. Stafford

Thomas P. Stafford

Command Pilot

Status: Retired
9/17/1930 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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

Gene Cernan

Gene Cernan

Pilot

Status: Deceased
3/14/1934 - 1/16/2017
Nationality: American
Type: Government
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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

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.

Location

Space Launch Complex 19

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

209 launches have been at this location.

Space Launch Complex 19, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Titan II

Length: 33.2 meters
Diameter: 3.05 meters
First Launched: April 8, 1964

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.

The Titan II rocket has been launched a total of 10 times with 10 successful and 0 failed launches.

Agency

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Type: Government
Abbreviation: NASA
Administration: Administrator: Jim Bridenstine
Founded: 1958
Launchers: Space Shuttle | SLS
Spacecraft: Orion
Country: USA

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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