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Flown Gemini 6 Crew Mission Emblem
CARRIED ON THE FIRST MANNED RENDEZVOUS MISSION
Estimate
6,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 USD
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101
Flown Gemini 6 Crew Mission Emblem
CARRIED ON THE FIRST MANNED RENDEZVOUS MISSION
Estimate
6,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Flown Gemini 6 Crew Mission Emblem
CARRIED ON THE FIRST MANNED RENDEZVOUS MISSION
FLOWN cloth crew mission emblem approximately 4 by 4 inches, hexagonal, and features two Gemini spacecraft in a rendezvous-type formation. The stitched outline using background stars forms the number "6" to represent their Gemini flight number. Mounted between paragraphs on a Typed Letter Signed by TOM STAFFORD on his business stationery. Displayed with an approximately 10 by 8 inch Gemini 6 crew signed color photograph of the Gemini 6 and 7 rendezvous in space. All mounted on and removable from a 12 ½ by 19 ½ inch black mat board.
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Catalogue Note

The color photograph is SIGNED and INSCRIBED: “TOM STAFFORD, Gemini 6 Plt” and SIGNED by WALLY SCHIRRA.

TOM STAFFORD'S SIGNED provenance letter reads: "The Gemini 6 crew emblem displayed below is one that I carried into space during December 15, 1965. The emblem became a part of history when the Gemini 6 spacecraft completed the world's first manned space flight rendezvous with Gemini 7 later that day. This flight technique was one of the most significant capabilities demonstrated in the Gemini Program. Spacecraft rendezvous later became the flight method to accomplish a manned lunar landing and return. Commander Wally Schirra and I completed our mission on December 16.

This emblem has been in my private collection since 1965. The star constellations of Gemini and Orion as well as the star Sirius are shown on the patch which represents the celestial background where the rendezvous occurred. We patterned our own constellation of a "6" using that background."

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