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 12 was the tenth and final crewed mission of the NASA's Project Gemini. It was commanded by Command Pilot James A. Lovell, Jr. and Pilot Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, Jr. The crew performed three EVAs, redezvoused and docked with an Agena target vehicle, and performed various scientific experiments. The mission started on November 11, 1966, 20:46:33 UTC and ended on November 15, 1966, 19:21:04 UTC.