|Launcher:||Titan II Gemini 62-12556|
|Begin:||April 8, 1964, 16:00:01 UTC|
|Starting place:||LC-19 , Cape Canaveral|
|Landing:||April 12, 1964, approx. 15:00 UTC|
|Landing place:||South Atlantic|
|Flight duration:||≈3d 23h|
|Earth orbits:||≈ 64|
|Orbit inclination :||32.59 °|
|Apogee :||320.6 km|
|Perigee :||160.5 km|
|Covered track:||≈ 2,789,864 km|
Start of the Gemini GT-1 mission
|◄ Before / After ►|
The objective of the mission was the structural testing of the Gemini spaceship in an earth orbit to be reached . The spaceship was not separated from the second stage of the Titan rocket. Both reached the predicted orbit as a unit after six minutes. Only the first three circumnavigations of the earth were part of the mission and reached after four hours and fifty minutes by flying over Cape Canaveral. Regardless of this, the Goddard Space Flight Center tracked all 64 orbits until the spacecraft burned up in the Earth's atmosphere over the South Atlantic on April 12th .
The flight showed that the spaceship was fit for space flight and that all systems were working to satisfaction.