Date in History:
The Gemini 11 rocket lifted off from Kennedy Space Center on this date, landing in the Pacific on September 15th. The two man Gemini crew of Pete Conrad and Richard Gordon completed 44 revolutions of the earth and two EVAs (Extra Vehicular Activities). The crew also achieved the Gemini record for highest altitude at 739.2 nautical miles from the earth. This was the second to the last mission of the Gemini program.