Nasa HomepageJohn F. Kennedy Space Center - Gemini

Gemini 12 Patch

Gemini Information

Gemini Home

Overview

Goals

Spacecraft

Flight Summary

Missions

JSC Gemini Image Directory

JSC Gemini XII Image Directory

On the Shoulders of Titans:
A History of Project Gemini

 


Gemini XII

Pad LC-19 (27) 
Titan-II (12)

Crew

James A. Lovell Jr., Commander 
Edwin E. Aldrin, Pilot

 
Backup Crew CapCom

Payload  

Orbit


Gemini-XII capsule  
Altitude: 301.3 km (162.7nm) 
Inclination: 28.78 degrees 
Orbits: 59 
Duration: 94 hours, 34 min, 31 seconds 
Distance: 2,574,950 km  
 

Mission Objective

Primary object was rendezvous and docking and to evaluate EVA. Secondary objective included: Tethered vehicle operation, perform 14 experiments, rendezvous and dock in 3rd revolution, demonstrate automatic reentry, perform docked maneuvers, practice docking, conduct system tests and to park Gemini Agena target vehicle GATV-12 in 555.6 km (300nm) orbit.  

Launch   

Landing

November 11, 1966 3:46:33.419 pm EST. Nov 15, 1966. Landed at 24deg 35min North 69deg 57min West. Miss distance was 4.8km (2.6 nm) 
 

Mission Highlights

EVA time 5 hours, 30 min. All primary objectives and most secondary objectives were met. Docked maneuvers were canceled due to a propulsion anomaly during Gemini Agena target vehicle (GATV) insertion. The GATV was not placed in a 555.6km orbit because its attitude control gas was depleted by earlier maneuvers.

 

Page Last Revised

Page & Curator Information

06/17/2003

Curator: Kay Grinter (kay.grinter@jbosc.ksc.nasa.gov)
Web Development: JBOSC Web Development Team
A Service of the NASA/KSC External Relations and Business Development Directorate
JoAnn H. Morgan, Director