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Gemini VIII

Titan II GLV

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Launch Status
Success

Crew

Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong

Status: Deceased
8/5/1930 - 8/25/2012
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 3/16/1966
Last Flight: 7/16/1969

Neil Alden Armstrong was an American astronaut and aeronautical engineer who was the first person to walk on the Moon. He was also a naval aviator, test pilot, and university professor.

David Scott

David Scott

Status: Retired
6/6/1932 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 3/16/1966
Last Flight: 7/26/1971

David Randolph Scott is an American engineer, former NASA astronaut, retired U.S. Air Force officer and former test pilot. He belonged to the third group of NASA astronauts, selected in October 1963. As an astronaut, Scott became the seventh person to walk on the Moon. Following the death of John Young in January 2018, Scott became the last living commander of a successful Apollo lunar landing mission and, as such, the only person currently alive who has flown a spacecraft to a landing on the Moon.

Mission

Gemini VIII (Gemini 8)

Type: Human Exploration

Gemini 8 was the sixth crewed mission of the NASA’s Project Gemini. The mission was commanded by Command Pilot Neil A. Armstrong and Pilot David R. Scott. Gemini 8 conducted the first docking of two spacecraft in orbit, but suffered the first critical in-space system failure of a U.S. spacecraft which threatened the lives of the astronauts and required immediate abort of the mission. The mission began on March 16, 1966, 16:41:02 UTC and ended on March 17, 1966, 03:22:28 UTC.

Mission patch for Gemini VIII (Gemini 8)

Location

Launch Complex 19

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

853 rockets have launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, USA.

Launch Complex 19, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Agency

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Type: Government
Abbreviation: NASA
Administration: Administrator: Bill Nelson
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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