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Launch of Gemini 3 (NBC audio)

The launch of Gemini 3 - March 23rd 1965- Onboard are astronauts Gus Grissom (Command Pilot) and John Young (Pilot). This is the NBC TV broadcast audio with ...

Gemini III (Gemini 3)

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Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Human Exploration

Low Earth Orbit Launch Complex 19 Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Gemini 3 was the first crewed mission of the Gemini program. Mission Command Pilot Gus Grissom and PilotJohn Young flew 3 orbits in a flight that was the last one to be operated from the Cape Kennedy Air Force Station. The mission was considered a success and was the first flight to perform an orbital maneuver. Gemini 3 fired its engines for 1 minute and 14 seconds changing its orbit. The mission lasted 4 hours and 52 minutes.

Titan II

Family: Titan
Configuration: 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.

Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    33.2 m
  • Diameter
    3.05 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    154 T
  • Thrust
    1913 kN
Family
  • Name
    Titan II
  • Family
    Titan
  • Variant
    GLV
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Titan II GLV
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    3850 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Gemini SC3


In-active Human Rated Crew On-board: 2 Crew Capacity: 2
Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Serial Number: 3

Gemini SC3 is the Gemini capsule used for the Gemini 3 mission launched on March 23, 1965 and piloted by astronaut Virgil Il. "Gus" Grissom.

Gemini Details

Crew


Gus Grissom

Command Pilot - American - ( NASA )

Status: Lost In Training

Date of Birth: April 3, 1926
Date of Death: Jan. 27, 1967

John Young

Pilot - American - ( NASA )

Status: Deceased

Date of Birth: Sept. 24, 1930
Date of Death: Jan. 5, 2018

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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Administrator: Bill Nelson Founded: 1958 Successes: 53 Failures: 8 Pending: 6

Agency Type: Government

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.

INFO WIKI

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Launch Complex 19


PSLV
Success
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DS-EO & others
Satish Dhawan Space Centre Second Launch Pad - Sriharikota, Republic of India

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Falcon 9
Success
6 days, 4 hours ago
SES-22
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Geostationary communications satellite


Electron
Success
1 week ago
CAPSTONE
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1B - Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

CAPSTONE (Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment) is a 12-U cubesat mission to test operations in nea…


Long March 4C
Success
1 week, 1 day ago
Gaofen-12-03
Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603) - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

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Black Brant IX
Success
1 week, 2 days ago
XQC
Suborbital Launch Ramp - Arnhem Space Centre

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Long March 2D
Success
1 week, 5 days ago
Yaogan 35 Group 02
Launch Complex 3 ( LC-3 ) ( LA-1 ) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

3 Chinese reconnaissance satellites.


Ariane 5 ECA+
Success
1 week, 6 days ago
Measat-3d & GSAT 24
Ariane Launch Area 3 - Kourou, French Guiana

Measat-3d is a Malaysian geostationary communications satellite built by Airbus Space Systems. GSAT 24 is a communications satellite of the Indian Sp…


Kuaizhou
Success
1 week, 6 days ago
Kuaizhou
Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Nuri
Success
2 weeks ago
Flight Test 2
LC-2 - Naro Space Center, South Korea

Second flight of the KSLV-II "Nuri" launch vehicle, carrying a dummy satellite Payload of 1500 kg to sun-synchronous orbit. The mission will in ad…


Falcon 9
Success
2 weeks, 2 days ago
Globalstar-2 FM15 & USA 328-331
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Launch carrying a spare Globalstar-2 satellite. Four other payloads were detected after deployment, after an additional payload adapter was spotted o…