[GEMINI 3] VINTAGE CHROMOGENIC PRINT OF VIRGIL "GUS" GRISSOM AND JOHN YOUNG IN THE SPACE CAPSULE, CA MARCH 1965.
[GEMINI 3] VINTAGE CHROMOGENIC PRINT OF VIRGIL "GUS" GRISSOM AND JOHN YOUNG IN THE SPACE CAPSULE, CA MARCH 1965.
[GEMINI 3] VINTAGE CHROMOGENIC PRINT OF VIRGIL "GUS" GRISSOM AND JOHN YOUNG IN THE SPACE CAPSULE, CA MARCH 1965.
[GEMINI 3] VINTAGE CHROMOGENIC PRINT OF VIRGIL "GUS" GRISSOM AND JOHN YOUNG IN THE SPACE CAPSULE, CA MARCH 1965.
[GEMINI 3] VINTAGE CHROMOGENIC PRINT OF VIRGIL "GUS" GRISSOM AND JOHN YOUNG IN THE SPACE CAPSULE, CA MARCH 1965.
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From the Estate of NASA Senior Photographer Bill Taub

[GEMINI 3] VINTAGE CHROMOGENIC PRINT OF VIRGIL "GUS" GRISSOM AND JOHN YOUNG IN THE SPACE CAPSULE, CA MARCH 1965.

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 USD

From the Estate of NASA Senior Photographer Bill Taub

[GEMINI 3] VINTAGE CHROMOGENIC PRINT OF VIRGIL "GUS" GRISSOM AND JOHN YOUNG IN THE SPACE CAPSULE, CA MARCH 1965.

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 USD

Lot Sold:2,375USD

Lot Details

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From the Estate of NASA Senior Photographer Bill Taub

[GEMINI 3] 

VIRGIL "GUS" GRISSOM AND JOHN YOUNG IN THE SPACE CAPSULE. CA MARCH 1965.


Vintage chromogenic print, image taken by Bill Taub, 13 1/4 by 9 1/4 inches, mounted on matboard; some toning to mat.


A STRIKING IMAGE OF ASTRONAUTS GRISSOM AND YOUNG IN THE SPACECRAFT MOLLY BROWN

Grissom and Young made three low Earth orbits before splashing down. The only major incident that occurred while in the orbital phase was Young producing a corned beef sandwich, which he had smuggled on board in a pocket of his spacesuit. Command Pilot Grissom found Young's shenanigans amusing, later commenting: "After the flight our superiors at NASA let us know in no uncertain terms that non-man-rated corned beef sandwiches were out for future space missions. But John's deadpan offer of this strictly non-regulation goodie remains one of the highlights of our flight for me."

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