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Flown Gemini 5 Heat Shield Segment
EXPOSED TO SPACE FOR A THEN WORLD RECORD OF 8 DAYS
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 3,750 USD
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99
Flown Gemini 5 Heat Shield Segment
EXPOSED TO SPACE FOR A THEN WORLD RECORD OF 8 DAYS
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 3,750 USD
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Flown Gemini 5 Heat Shield Segment
EXPOSED TO SPACE FOR A THEN WORLD RECORD OF 8 DAYS
Gemini 5 heat shield segment approximately ¾ x ¾ x 2 inches. Encased in a Lucite cylinder 3 inches tall and 3 inches in diameter. The base of the cylinder in engraved: "GEMINI V, AUG. 21-29, 1965." With a Typed Card Signed by L. Gordon Cooper describing the heat shield 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 ablative material was taken from the Gemini V spacecraft after the flight. I was commander of the mission. Charles Conrad and I flew a record breaking eight day flight. Our successful completion of Gemini V marked the beginning of the U.S. lead in manned space exploration. I was presented this heat shield segment in a ceremony after the flight."

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