Elliot McKay See Jr. was an American engineer, naval aviator, test pilot, and NASA astronaut. He was selected for NASA's second group of astronauts in 1962. See was chosen as the prime command pilot for what would have been his first space flight, Gemini 9. He was killed with Charles Bassett, his intended Gemini 9 crewmate, in a 1966 NASA trainer jet crash at the St. Louis, Missouri McDonnell Aircraft plant, where they were to take two weeks of space rendezvous simulator training.
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.