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Gemini XI

Mission Number: GT-1112-15 September 1966

Crew:
    Charles Conrad [2], Commander
    Richard Gordon [1], Pilot

Backup Crew:
    Neil Armstrong, Commander
    William Anders, Pilot

Launch:
    Location: Cape Kennedy Air Force Station
    Pad: LC-19
    Date: 12 September 1966
    Time: 14:42:26 UTC

Flight:
    Mission Duration: 2 days, 23 hours, 17 minutes, 8 seconds
    Orbits: 44
    EVA#1: 43 minutes
    EVA#2: 2 hours, 10 minutes

Landing:
    Date: 15 September 1966
    Time: 13:59:34 UTC

Recovery:
    Location: Atlantic Ocean (24° 15.4' N, 70° 0' W)
    Vessel: USS Guam (LPH-9)

Docked with orbiting Agena rocket.  The orbit was boosted to 800 km to allow the first view of the Earth as a full sphere. Gordon performed two spacewalks, one lasting about 2 hours. The first EVA was cut short (lasting a little over half an hour) due to extreme exhaustion. The second EVA was a standup EVA and much less tiring.

Gemini XI is located at the California Museum of Science and Industry, Los Angeles, CA.

 


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