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Gemini X

Mission Number: GT-1018-21 July 1966

Crew:
    John Young [2], Commander
    Michael Collins [1], Pilot

Backup Crew:
    Alan Bean, Commander
    Clifton Williams, Pilot

Launch:
    Location: Cape Kennedy Air Force Station
    Pad: LC-19
    Date: 18 July 1966
    Time: 22:20:26 UTC

Flight:
    Mission Duration: 2 days, 22 hours, 46 minutes, 39 seconds
    Orbits: 43
    EVA#1: 50 minutes
    EVA#2: 40 minutes

Landing:
    Date: 21 July 1966
    Time: 21:07:05 UTC

Recovery:
    Location: Atlantic Ocean (26° 44.7' N, 71° 57' W)
    Vessel: USS Guadalcanal (LPH-7)

Docked with an orbiting Agena rocket.  Collins performed two EVAs totaling a little less than a hour and a half. (There was also a very short equipment dump.) The first was a standup EVA, terminated after 49 minutes when both Collins and Young experienced severe eye irritation from an unidentified source. During the second EVA, Collins lost his camera and had difficulties due to a lack of hand holds. He did, however, successfully retrieve a micrometeorite experiment.

Gemini X is located at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, Hutchinson, KS, where it is undergoing restoration.

 


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