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Gemini XI

Titan II GLV

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Launch Status
Success

Crew


Pete Conrad

Pete Conrad

  • Birthday: 06/02/1930
  • Role: Command Pilot
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 08/21/1965
  • Last Flight: 05/25/1973

Charles “Pete” Conrad Jr. was an American NASA astronaut, aeronautical engineer, naval officer and aviator, test pilot, and during the Apollo 12 mission became the third man to walk on the Moon. Conrad was selected in NASA’s second astronaut class.

Richard F. Gordon Jr.

Richard F. Gordon Jr.

  • Birthday: 10/05/1929
  • Role: Pilot
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 09/12/1966
  • Last Flight: 11/14/1969

Richard Francis Gordon Jr. was an American naval officer and aviator, chemist, test pilot, and NASA astronaut. He was one of only 24 people to have flown to the Moon, as the Command Module Pilot for the Apollo 12 mission. He also flew in space in 1966 as the Pilot of the Gemini 11 mission.

Mission


Gemini XI (Gemini 11)

  • Type: Human Exploration
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit

Gemini 11 was the ninth crewed mission of the NASA’s Project Gemini. It was commanded by Command Pilot Charles “Pete” Conrad, Jr. and Pulot Richard F. Gordon, Jr. The crew performed a direct-ascent rendezvous with the Agena Target Vehicle on the first orbit and used the Agena rocket engine to put the combined craft in a higher orbit. Astronauts also performed two EVAs and conducted various scientific experiments. The mission started on September 12, 1966, 14:42:26 UTC and, having performed the first totally automatic, computer-controlled reentry, it ended on September 15, 1966, 13:59:35 UTC.

Gemini XI (Gemini 11)

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 958 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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