Gemini 3



DescriptionGemini 3 was the first manned mission in NASAs Gemini program, the second American manned space program. On March 23, 1965, the spacecraft, nicknamed Molly Brown, performed the seventh manned US spaceflight, and the 17th manned spaceflight overall (including X-15 flights over 100 kilometers). It was also the final manned flight controlled from Cape Canaveral, Florida before mission control functions were shifted to the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, Texas.
Year of flight1965
Distance travelled (km)128,748
Mission Duration4 hours 52 minutes 31 seconds
Days of mission0
Launch Date23/03/1965
Landing Date23/03/1965
Launch site (Mapping)Cape Canaveral Airforce Station
Landing site (Mapping)22.433333, -70.85
Landing site22.433333, -70.85
Launch mass (kg)3236.9
OperatorNASA
Epoch23/03/1965
Reference systemGeocentric
Perigee (km)161.20
Apogee (km)224.20
Orbital period (minutes)88.30
Orbits completed3
Inclination (degreees)32.60
Crew size2
MembersVirgil I. "Gus" Grissom John W. Young Callsign Molly Brown
Spacecraft typeGemini SC3
Spacecraft ManucaturerMcDonnell
Source (Wikipedia Page)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_3