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NASA Gemini 12 Press Kit

NASA Gemini 12 Press Kit

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NASA Press Kit for the Gemini 12 manned spaceflight. Published by NASA in 1966.
NASA Press Kit for the Gemini 12 manned spaceflight. Published by NASA in 1966.

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FOR RELEASE:
THURSDAY A.M.NOVEMBER 3, 1966RELEASE NO: 66-272
 
PROJECT:
GEMINI 12(To be launched no earlierthan Nov. 9, 1966)
CONTENTS
GENERAL RELEASE-------------------------------------------1-4PREFLIGHT ACTIVITIES AND INTEGRATED COUNTDOWN-------------5Launch Vehicle Countdown-------------------------------5-6Reentry------------------------------------------------7MISSION DESCRIPTION---------------------------------------7Launch-------------------------------------------------7-8Rendezvous---------------------------------------------8Agena PPS Maneuver-------------------------------------9First Standup EVA--------------------------------------9Umbilical Extravehicular Activity----------------------10-11Station-Keeping Exercise-------------------------------11Solar Eclipse Phasing----------------------------------11Second Standup EVA-------------------------------------11Retrofire and Reentry----------------------------------12EXPERIMENTS-----------------------------------------------13-20CAMERAS---------------------------------------------------20-21CREW PROVISIONS AND TRAINING------------------------------22Crew Training Background-------------------------------22Gemini 12 Suits----------------------------------------23Extravehicular Life Support System (ELSS)--------------24Medical Checks-----------------------------------------24Body Waste Disposal------------------------------------24Water Measuring System---------------------------------24Food and Flight Menu-----------------------------------24-25
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-2-MANNED SPACE FLIGHT TRACKING NETWORK---------------------------26Mission Requirements----------------------------------------26Real Time Computer Complex (RTCC)---------------------------26Tracking----------------------------------------------------26-30Ground Communications---------------------------------------30Network Responsibility--------------------------------------30-31Network Configuration---------------------------------------32ABORT AND RECOVERY---------------------------------------------33Crew Safety-------------------------------------------------33Planned and Contingency Landing Areas-----------------------33-34SPACECRAFT AND LAUNCH VEHICLES---------------------------------35Gemini Spacecraft-------------------------------------------37Gemini Launch Vehicle---------------------------------------37-38Agena Target Vehicle----------------------------------------38-39Atlas Launch Vehicle----------------------------------------39-40CREW BIOGRAPHIES-----------------------------------------------41-45PREVIOUS GEMINI FLIGHTS----------------------------------------45-49PROJECT OFFICIALS----------------------------------------------50-51SPACECRAFT CONTRACTORS-----------------------------------------52-53APPROXIMATE TIMES OF MAJOR EVENTS------------------------------54-58-End-
 
NEWS
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THURSDAY A.M.NOVEMBER 3, 1966RELEASE NO: 66-272GEMINI FINALE98-HOUR FLIGHTBEGINS NOV. 9The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will concludeits Gemini manned space program with the four day Gemini 12 flight,to be launched no earlier than November 9 from Cape Kennedy, Fla.Gemini 12 will include rendezvous and docking with an Agenaduring the third spacecraft revolution, docking practice, a tethered-vehicle station-keeping exercise, and maneuvers using the Agenaprimary propulsion system to change orbit.Fourteen experiments are scheduled for the flight. Threeperiods of extravehicular activity (EVA) are planned, one for an hourand 53 minutes umbilical EVA, the other two standup activitiestotaling about three hours.Splashdown is scheduled in the Western Atlantic some 94 hours30 minutes after liftoff.Gemini 12 command pilot is Navy Capt. James A. Lovell, Jr. Pilotis Air Force Maj. Edwin E. Aldrin. Backup crew members are Col. L.Gordon Cooper, Jr., USAF, and Comdr. Eugene A. Cernan, USN.
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