Gemini 11



DescriptionGemini 11 (officially Gemini XI)) was the ninth manned spaceflight mission of NASAs Project Gemini, which flew from September 12 to 15, 1966. It was the 17th manned American flight and the 25th spaceflight to that time (includes X-15 flights over 100 kilometres (62 mi)). Astronauts Charles "Pete" Conrad, Jr. and Richard F. Gordon, Jr. performed the first-ever direct-ascent (first orbit) rendezvous with an Agena Target Vehicle, docking with it one hour and thirty-four minutes after launch; used the Agena rocket engine to achieve a world record high-apogee earth orbit; and created a small amount of artificial gravity by spinning the two spacecraft connected by a tether. Gordon also performed two extra-vehicular activities for a total of 2 hours and 41 minutes.
Year of flight1966
Mission Duration2 days 23 hours 17 minutes 9 seconds
Days of mission3
Launch Date12/09/1966
Landing Date15/09/1966
Launch site (Mapping)Cape Canaveral Airforce Station
Landing site (Mapping)24.2567, -70.000
Landing site24.2567, -70.000
Landing mass (kg)1920
Launch mass (kg)3798
OperatorNASA
Docked toGATV-5006
Days Docked2
Time docked2 days 39 minutes
Docking date12/09/1966
Undocking date14/09/1966
Reference systemGeocentric
Perigee (km)160.60
Apogee (km)279.10
Orbital period (minutes)88.89
Orbits completed44
Inclination (degreees)28.83
Crew size2
MembersCharles "Pete" Conrad Jr. Richard F. Gordon Jr.
Spacecraft typeGemini SC11
Spacecraft ManucaturerMcDonnell
Source (Wikipedia Page)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_11