Gemini 3 was the first two-man NASA mission and the second manned mission of the
Gemini program. It was also the final manned flight controlled by NASA from Cape
Canaveral, Florida before operations were shifted to the Manned Spacecraft
Center in Houston, Texas. The spacecraft, nicknamed Molly Brown, was
launched with astronauts Virgil I. Grissom and John W. Young aboard.The
mission’s primary goal was to test the new, maneuverable Gemini spacecraft.