Gemini-XII flew with James A. Lovell Jr., Commander and Edwin E. Aldrin, Pilot. The primary object was rendezvous and docking and to evaluate EVA. Mission duration: 3 days, 22 hours, 34 minutes, 31 seconds. Launch date: November 11, 1966.Gemini XII marked a successful conclusion of the Gemini program, achieving the last of its goals by successfully demonstrating that astronauts can effectively work outside of spacecraft. This was instrumental in paving the way for theApollo programto achieve its goal of landing a man on the Moon by the end of the 1960s.