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Gemini VI-A (Gemini 6A)

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Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Human Exploration

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

Gemini 6A was the fifth crewed mission of NASA's Project Gemini. The mission was commanded by Command Pilot Walter M. Schirra, Jr. and Pilot Thomas P. Stafford. The mission achieved the first crewed rendezvous with the Gemini 7 spacecraft. The mission began on December 15, 1965, 13:37:26 UTC and ended on December 16, 1965, 15:28:50 UTC.

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 SC6


In-active Human Rated Crew On-board: 2 Crew Capacity: 2
Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Serial Number: 6

Gemini SC6 is the Gemini capsule used for the Gemini 6 mission launched on December 15, 1965 and crewed by astronauts Walter M. Schirra, Jr. (command pilot) and Thomas P. Stafford (pilot).

Gemini Details

Crew


Wally Schirra

Command Pilot - American - ( NASA )

Status: Deceased

Date of Birth: March 12, 1923
Date of Death: May 3, 2007

Thomas P. Stafford

Pilot - American - ( NASA )

Status: Deceased

Date of Birth: Sept. 17, 1930
Date of Death: March 18, 2024

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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Administrator: Bill Nelson Founded: 1958 Successes: 115 Failures: 20 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.

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