Gemini VI-A

Titan II GLV

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Launch Status
Success

Crew

Wally Schirra

Wally Schirra

Command Pilot

Status: Deceased
3/12/1923 - 5/3/2007
Nationality: American
Type: Government
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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

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.

Mission

Gemini VI-A (Gemini 6A)

Type: Human Exploration

Gemini 6A was the fifth crewed mission of the NASA's Project Gemini. The mission was commaned by Command Pilot Walter M. Schirra, Jr. and Pilot Thomas P. Stafford. The mission achieved the first rewed 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.

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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