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Medallion Carried On Gemini 5
THE RECORD SETTING 8 DAYS OR BUST FLIGHT
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LOT SOLD. 3,000 USD
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100
Medallion Carried On Gemini 5
THE RECORD SETTING 8 DAYS OR BUST FLIGHT
Estimate
2,5003,500
LOT SOLD. 3,000 USD
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Medallion Carried On Gemini 5
THE RECORD SETTING 8 DAYS OR BUST FLIGHT
Flown Medallion, made from sterling silver, 1 inch in diameter. Carried on the Gemini 5 flight by Commander Gordon Cooper. The crew mission emblem featuring a covered wagon is on the obverse with the motto “8 Days or Bust,” and the flight dates of "August 21-29, 1965" are engraved on the reverse. Displayed with a 5 ½ by 8 ½ inch Typed Card Signed by L. GORDON COOPER describing the medallion and Gemini 5 flight.
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Catalogue Note

The display card is SIGNED: L. GORDON COOPER, a rare form of his signature.

L. Gordon Cooper’s signed provenance card reads: “This Gemini 5 medallion flew in space from August 21 to 29, 1965. I was spacecraft commander of the mission with fellow astronaut Charles Conrad as pilot. The covered wagon reflects the pioneering spirit of this early Gemini flight. It was carried onboard in my personal preference kit and became a part of history when we completed the record breaking eight day flight. Our successful completion of Gemini 5 marked the beginning of the U.S. lead in manned space exploration.”

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