|Mission Number: GT-12||11-15 November 1966|
James Lovell , Commander
Edwin Aldrin , Pilot
Leroy Cooper, Commander
Eugene Cernan, Pilot
Location: Cape Kennedy Air Force Station
Date: 11 November 1966
Time: 20:46:33 UTC
Mission Duration: 3 days, 22 hours, 35 minutes, 31 seconds
EVA#1: 2 hours, 30 minutes
EVA#2: 2 hours, 8 minutes
EVA#3: 58 minutes
Date: 15 November 1966
Time: 19:22:04 UTC
Location: Atlantic Ocean (24° 35' N, 69° 57' W)
Vessel: USS Wasp (CVS-18)
The crew docked with an Agena rocket visually, without aid of a computer. Propulsion anomolies with the Agena target vehicle resulted in the cancellation of planned docked maneuvers. The planned 555.6 km (345 miles) orbit was not achieved.
Aldrin performed 3 EVAs totalling over 5 hours. The Gemini XII EVAs were much less stressful than on previous flights. This was due to better training (underwater simulation in addition to zero-g aircraft flights), better hardware (hand holds, hand rails, hooks for tethers), and better planning.
Gemini XII is located at the Adler Planetarium, Chicago, IL.
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