Titan II GLV | Gemini VIII

Titan II GLV | Gemini VIII

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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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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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Gemini SC8


Serial 8

Launch Crew Count 2

Status Single Use

Landing Time 1966-03-17T03:22:00+0000


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Crew

Neil Armstrong

Command Pilot

Nationality American

Date Of Birth 1930-08-05

Deceased 2012-08-25

Status Deceased

Type Government


David Scott

Pilot

Nationality American

Date Of Birth 1932-06-06

Status Retired

Type Government


Titan II GLV


Height 33.20 Meters

Max Stages 2

Mass To GTO 0 kg

Liftoff Thrust 1913 kN

Diameter 3.05 Meters

Mass To LEO 3850 kg

Liftoff Mass 154 Tonnes


Launch Success 10

Consecutive Success 10

Maiden Flight 1964-04-08

Launch Failures 0


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Gemini

Project Gemini was NASA's second human spaceflight program. Conducted between projects Mercury and Apollo, Gemini started in 1961 and concluded in 1966.

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