LAST GEMINI FLIGHT ON THIS DAY IN 1966

Gemini_12_insignia

gemini 12 crew
From left: Gemini Pilots Buzz Aldrin and Jim Lovell

The Gemini 12 mission was a manned spaceflight launched on November 11,
1966 as the concluding mission of NASA’s Gemini program. The objectives
were to dock with the Agena target vehicle and conduct three spacewalks. The
mission included conducting 14 scientific experiments and taking pictures of  
the total eclipse over South America. Gemini 12 returned to earth on the 15th
of November.

 

 

gemini 12 eva

gemini 12 recovery

Navy Frog Men securing the floatation collar to the spacecraft after
splashdown


Gemini 12 return_aldrin

Gemini-12 pilot Buzz Aldrin is hoisted into the recovery helicopter

gemini 12 crew welcomed

James A. Lovell Jr. (center), command pilot, and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. (right),  
pilot, receive Official welcome as they arrive aboard the aircraft carrier
U.S.S. Wasp after their splashdown.

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