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Gemini XII

Occurred 57 years ago

Gemini XII was the tenth and final crewed flight of the Gemini series, which bridged the Mercury and Apollo programs. This mission, carrying astronauts Jim Lovell and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, was scheduled to perform rendezvous and docking with the Agena target vehicle, to conduct three Extravehicular Activity (EVA) operations, to conduct a tethered stationkeeping exercise, to perform docked maneuvers using the Agena propulsion system to change orbit, and demonstrate an automatic reentry. There were also 14 scientific, medical, and technological experiments on board.

Mission Type

Human Spaceflight

mission duration

3 days, 22 hours, 34 minutes, 31 seconds


Nov. 11, 1966


Nov. 15, 1966
Gemini-12 crew, four men in blue suits, poses for portrait in spacecraft
S66-46955 (September 1966) — The Gemini-12 prime crew (in front) is astronauts James A. Lovell Jr. (right), command pilot, and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. (left), pilot. In the rear is the Gemini-12 backup crew, astronauts L. Gordon Cooper Jr., (right), command pilot, and Eugene A. Cernan, pilot.
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