Gemini VIII (Gemini 8)

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Human Exploration

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

Gemini 8 was the sixth crewed mission of the NASA's Project Gemini. The mission was commanded by Command Pilot Neil A. Armstrong and Pilot David R. Scott. Gemini 8 conducted the first docking of two spacecraft in orbit, but suffered the first critical in-space system failure of a U.S. spacecraft which threatened the lives of the astronauts and required immediate abort of the mission. The mission began on March 16, 1966, 16:41:02 UTC and ended on March 17, 1966, 03:22:28 UTC.

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Additional Media

Launch of Gemini 8 (Mutual Audio)

Launch of Gemini 8 - Onboard are astronauts Neil Armstrong (Command Pilot) and David Scott (Pilot). This is the Mutual Radio Audio of the countdown and launc...

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 SC8


In-active Human Rated Crew On-board: 2 Crew Capacity: 2
Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Serial Number: 8

Gemini SC8 is the Gemini capsule used for the Gemini 8 mission launched on March 16, 1966 and crewed by astronauts Neil Armstrong (command pilot) and David Scott (pilot).

Gemini Details

Crew


Neil Armstrong

Command Pilot - American - (NASA)

Status: Deceased

Date of Birth: Aug. 5, 1930
Date of Death: Aug. 25, 2012

David Scott

Pilot - American - (NASA)

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: June 6, 1932
Age: 88

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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Administrator: Jim Bridenstine Founded: 1958 Successes: 38 Failures: 3 Pending: 8

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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Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Pad: Space Launch Complex 19


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