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This official NASA internal program document - converted for accurate flowing-text ebook format reproduction - is a comprehensive account of Gemini 12, the final mission of Project Gemini, the two-man orbital capsule that pioneered rendezvous and docking techniques used in the Apollo lunar landing missions. Gemini XII was the tenth manned mission and the sixth rendezvous mission of the Gemini Program. The Gemini Atlas-Agena Target Vehicle was launched from Complex 14, Cape Kennedy, Florida on November 11, 1966. The Gemini Space Vehicle was launched from Complex 19, Cape Kennedy, Florida on November 11, 1966, with Astronaut James Lovell as the Command Pilot and Astronaut Edwin Aldrin as the Pilot. The flight was successfully concluded on November 15, 1966, when the spacecraft was landed within three nautical miles of the prime recovery ship, the U.S.S. Wasp.

Contents: MISSION SUMMARY * INTRODUCTION * VEHICLE DESCRIPTION * GEMINI SPACECRAFT * Spacecraft Structure * Major Systems * Instrumentation and Recording System * Propulsion System * Pyrotechnic System * Crew-station furnishings and equipment * Extravehicular equipment * GEMINI LAUNCH VEHICLE * GEMINI SPACE VEHICLE WEIGHT AND BALANCE DATA * GEMINI AGENA TARGET VEHICLE * TARGET LAUNCH VEHICLE * GEMINI ATLAS-AGENA TARGET VEHICLE WEIGHT AND BALANCE DATA * MISSION DESCRIPTION * ACTUAL MISSION * SEQUENCE OF EVENTS * FLIGHT TRAJECTORIES * Gemini Spacecraft * Launch * Orbit * Reentry * Gemini Atlas-Agena Target Vehicle * Launch * Orbit * Gemini Launch Vehicle Second Stage * VEHICLE PERFORMANCE * SPACECRAFT PERFORMANCE * Spacecraft Structure * Communications System * Ultrahigh frequency voice communications * High frequency voice communications * Radar transponder * Digital Command System * Telemetry transmitters * Antenna systems * Recovery aids * Instrumentation and Recording System * System performance * Real-time data quality * Delayed-time data quality * Environmental Control System * Guidance and Control System * Summary * Inertial Guidance System performance evaluation * Control system performance evaluation * Rendezvous radar transponder anomaly * Time Reference System * Electrical System * Silver-zinc batteries * Fuel-cell power system * Reactant supply system * Power distribution system * Sequential system * Propulsion * Orbital Attitude and Maneuver System * Reentry Control System * Retrograde rocket system * Pyrotechnic System * Crew Station Furnishings and Equipment * Crew station design and layout * Flight crew equipment * Space suits and accessories * Extravehicular equipment * Bioinstrumentation * landing System * Postlanding * GEMINI LAUNCH VEHICLE PERFORMANCE * Airframe * Structural loads * Longitudinal oscillation (POGO) * Post-SECO disturbance * Post-staging event * Propulsion * Engines * Propellants * Pressurization * Flight Control System * Stage I flight * Staging sequence * Stage II flight * Post-SECO and separation phase * Hydraulic System * Guidance System * Programmed guidance * Radio guidance * Electrical * Instrumentation * Ground * Airborne * Malfunction Detection System * Engine MDS * Airframe MDS * Tank pressure indications * Range Safety and Ordnance Systems * Flight termination system * Range safety tracking system * Ordnance * Prelaunch Operations * Launch attempts * Final countdown * SPACECRAFT/GEMINI LAUNCH VEHICLE INTERFACE PERFORMANCE * GEMINI AGENA TARGET VEHICLE * Airframe * Launch phase * Separation * Ascent maneuver * Docking phase * Orbital phase * Propulsion * Primary propulsion system * Secondary propulsion system * Command and Communications System * Command system * Tracking system * PCM telemeter system * Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems * Hydraulic system * Pneumatic system

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