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.
Gemini 9A was the seventh crewed mission of the NASA's Project Gemini. The mission was commanded by Command Pilot Thomas P. Stafford and Pilot Eugene Cernan. The astronauts rendezvoused with the Augmented Docking Target Adapter, but were unable to dock due to docking target's fairing which failed to deploy. The mission started on June 3, 1966, 13:39:33 UTC and ended on June 6, 1966, 14:00:23 UTC.