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Gold Plated Medallion Carried On Gemini 11
A WORLD ALTITUDE RECORD SET ON THIS FLIGHT OF 850 MILES
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Gold Plated Medallion Carried On Gemini 11
A WORLD ALTITUDE RECORD SET ON THIS FLIGHT OF 850 MILES
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 5,250 USD
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Gold Plated Medallion Carried On Gemini 11
A WORLD ALTITUDE RECORD SET ON THIS FLIGHT OF 850 MILES
Flown medallion, arrow-shaped, 1 1/8 inches tall, made from sterling silver which was gold plated prior to the flight. The crew mission emblem is on the obverse illustrating the flight objectives: docking and the high altitude orbit using the Agena vehicle plus a spacewalk by Richard Gordon. The flight dates of "Sept 12-15 1966" are engraved on the reverse. Displayed with a 6 ½ by 5 ½ inch heavy stock display card describing the medallion and Gemini 11 flight.
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The display card is SIGNED and INSCRIBED: “CHARLES CONRAD, GT-11 CDR.”

Charles Conrad’s signed provenance card reads: “This gold plated sterling silver Gemini XI medallion flew in space from September 12 to 15, 1966. I was mission commander and fellow astronaut Richard Gordon was pilot. Our flight accomplished a rendezvous with the Agena target vehicle in less than one orbit of earth. After docking, we used the Agena’s large rocket engine to set a world altitude record of 850 miles. The medallion is from my personal collection.”

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