Remove Ads

Gemini VI-A

Titan II GLV

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Launch Status
Success

Crew


Wally Schirra

Wally Schirra

  • Birthday: 03/12/1923
  • Role: Command Pilot
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 10/03/1962
  • Last Flight: 10/11/1968

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

  • Birthday: 09/17/1930
  • Role: 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.

Mission


Gemini VI-A (Gemini 6A)

  • Type: Human Exploration
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit

Gemini 6A was the fifth crewed mission of NASA’s Project Gemini. The mission was commanded by Command Pilot Walter M. Schirra, Jr. and Pilot Thomas P. Stafford. The mission achieved the first crewed rendezvous with the Gemini 7 spacecraft. The mission began on December 15, 1965, 13:37:26 UTC and ended on December 16, 1965, 15:28:50 UTC.

Gemini VI-A (Gemini 6A)

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 937 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
Subscribe
Notify of
guest

0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments