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Gemini XII

Titan II GLV

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Launch Status
Success

Crew


Jim Lovell

Jim Lovell

  • Birthday: 03/25/1928
  • Role: Command Pilot
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 12/04/1965
  • Last Flight: 04/11/1970

James Arthur Lovell Jr. is a former NASA astronaut, Naval Aviator, and retired Navy captain. Lovell is known for being the commander of the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission, which suffered a critical failure en route to the Moon but was brought back safely to Earth through the efforts of the crew and mission control. In addition to being part of the Apollo 13 crew, Lovell was the command module pilot of Apollo 8, the first Apollo mission to enter lunar orbit.

Buzz Aldrin

Buzz Aldrin

  • Birthday: 01/20/1930
  • Role: Pilot
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 11/11/1966
  • Last Flight: 07/16/1969

Buzz Aldrin; born Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr.; is an American engineer, former astronaut, and fighter pilot.
As Lunar Module Pilot on the Apollo 11 mission, he and mission commander Neil Armstrong were the first two humans to land on the Moon.

Mission


Gemini XII (Gemini 12)

  • Type: Human Exploration
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit

Gemini 12 was the tenth and final crewed mission of the NASA’s Project Gemini. It was commanded by Command Pilot James A. Lovell, Jr. and Pilot Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, Jr. The crew performed three EVAs, redezvoused and docked with an Agena target vehicle, and performed various scientific experiments. The mission started on November 11, 1966, 20:46:33 UTC and ended on November 15, 1966, 19:21:04 UTC.

Gemini XII (Gemini 12)

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 931 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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