Space & Aviation

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RR's latest Space & Aviation sale boasts well over 500 extraordinary items—from Apollo artifacts to astronaut autographs, these lots offer a wide range of appeal. The highlight of the auction is Gene Cernan's Apollo 17 EVA-3 cuff checklist, with his handwritten notes for the last speech given on the lunar surface. Also offered are the original Cece Bibby-painted heat shield shingles from the MA-7 Aurora 7 and MA-8 Sigma 7 capsules, two iconic and immediately recognizable pieces of space history. Other items of interest include several meteorites, flown flags and relics, Apollo hardware, and a slew of signed prints and photographs. RR Auction is a globally recognized and trusted auction house specializing in historical autographs and artifacts, and is known as a space market leader.
ALS - Autograph Letter Signed
ANS - Autograph Note Signed
AQS - Autograph Quotation Signed
AMQS - Autograph Musical Quotation Signed
DS - Document Signed
FDC - First Day Cover
Inscribed - “Personalized”
ISP - Inscribed Signed Photograph
LS - Letter Signed
SP - Signed Photograph
TLS - Typed Letter Signed
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Gene Cernan’s Apollo 17 Flown Lunar Surface-Used EVA-3 Cuff Checklist4001 - Gene Cernan’s Apollo 17 Flown Lunar Surface-Used EVA-3 Cuff Checklist
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On December 14, 1972, Apollo 17 Commander Gene Cernanthe last Apollo moonwalkerdelivered his parting words from the lunar surface.
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Estimates : 750,000.00 - 1,000,000.00
 
 
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Mercury-Atlas 8 Sigma 7 Flown Shingle Painted by Cece Bibby4002 - Mercury-Atlas 8 Sigma 7 Flown Shingle Painted by Cece Bibby
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Historic, one-of-a-kind flown shingle from the Mercury-Atlas 8 Sigma 7 spacecraft that carried astronaut Wally Schirra around the Earth six times on O
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Estimates : 60,000.00 - 80,000.00
 
 
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Mercury-Atlas 7 Aurora 7 Flown Shingle Painted by Cece Bibby4003 - Mercury-Atlas 7 Aurora 7 Flown Shingle Painted by Cece Bibby
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Historic, one-of-a-kind flown shingle from the Mercury-Atlas 7 Aurora 7 spacecraft that carried astronaut Scott Carpenter around the Earth three times
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Estimates : 60,000.00 - 80,000.00
 
 
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Mercury-Atlas 8 Sigma 7 Presumably Flown Shingle4004 - Mercury-Atlas 8 Sigma 7 Presumably Flown Shingle
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Shingle presumed to be flown on the Mercury-Atlas 8 Sigma 7 spacecraft that carried astronaut Wally Schirra around the Earth six times on October 3, 1
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Gemini Capsule Shingle4005 - Gemini Capsule Shingle
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Rare shingle for a Gemini spacecraft, possibly associated with the Gemini 7 capsule. The shingle measures 18 x 20.5, and is stamped
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Gemini Capsule Shingle4006 - Gemini Capsule Shingle
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Rare shingle for a Gemini spacecraft, measuring 18 x 22, with attached metal tag imprinted with "52-35030-537, Vendor-Part." The pan
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Explorer 1 Mockup Nose Cone / Payload Carrier4007 - Explorer 1 Mockup Nose Cone / Payload Carrier
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Impressive historic mockup of the nose cone/payload carrier for the Explorer 1 satellite fabricated and used by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the
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Estimates : 50,000.00 - 70,000.00
 
 
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Mercury Capsule 18 Draft Schematic Attested to by Farthest Reaches as Scott Carpenter Owned4008 - Mercury Capsule 18 Draft Schematic Attested to by Farthest Reaches as Scott Carpenter Owned
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Early original draft schematic for Mercury Capsule 18 (otherwise known as the Aurora 7 spacecraft) attested to as deriving from th
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,800.00
 
 
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Scott Carpenter's Mercury-Atlas 7 Preliminary Flight Plan4009 - Scott Carpenter's Mercury-Atlas 7 Preliminary Flight Plan
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Scott Carpenters Mercury-Atlas 7 preliminary flight plan, nine pages, 10.5 x 8, dated March 29, 1962, marked on the front cover in pencil in
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Scott Carpenter's T-33A Flight Manual with Mercury Astronauts Initials4010 - Scott Carpenter's T-33A Flight Manual with Mercury Astronauts Initials
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Scott Carpenters bracket-bound United States Air Force flight manual for the T-33A aircraft, dated July 15, 1961, 9 x 11.5, with the front p
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,600.00
 
 
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Freedom 7 Flown Parachute Fragments [Attested to as Flown]4011 - Freedom 7 Flown Parachute Fragments [Attested to as Flown]
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Two small swatches of fabric attested to as being removed from the parachute of Alan Shepards Freedom 7 capsule after it was recovered by th
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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John Glenn Autograph Letter Signed4012 - John Glenn Autograph Letter Signed
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ALS, two pages, 8 x 10.5, May 26, 1959. Letter to Meet the Press producer Lawrence E. Spivak, in full: "Thank you for your letter of May 14 reg...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Mercury Program Flown Artifact Display [Attested to as Flown by Florian Noller]4013 - Mercury Program Flown Artifact Display [Attested to as Flown by Florian Noller]
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Limited edition acrylic display featuring small flown fragments [attested to as flown by Florian Noller] of material from each of the manned Mercury m
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Mercury Seven Signed Display4014 - Mercury Seven Signed Display
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Exceptional display featuring the autographs of the Mercury 7 astronauts on two items: a personal check signed by Gus Grissom, "Virgil I. Griss...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Mercury-Atlas 4 Flown Heat Shield Fragment4016 - Mercury-Atlas 4 Flown Heat Shield Fragment
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Flown fragment of ablative heat shield from the unmanned MA-4 spacecraft, which was launched on September 13, 1961 with a Crewman Simulator instrument
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Scott Carpenter and Cece Bibby Signed Photograph4018 - Scott Carpenter and Cece Bibby Signed Photograph
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Satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of Mercury artist Cece Bibby talking to Scott Carpenter as she paints his Aurora 7 spacecraft, signed in blue felt tip, &q...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Scott Carpenter and Wally Schirra Signed Photograph4019 - Scott Carpenter and Wally Schirra Signed Photograph
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Attractive color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy hosting six of the Mercury Seven astronauts
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Scott Carpenter Signed Photograph4020 - Scott Carpenter Signed Photograph
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Vivid color semi-glossy 8 x 10 photo of the fiery liftoff of the Mercury-Atlas 6, signed in black felt tip, "'Godspeed John Glenn,' Sco...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Scott Carpenter Signed Photograph4021 - Scott Carpenter Signed Photograph
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Uncommon official color glossy 8 x 10.75 red-numbered NASA portrait of the fourth American in space, signed in blue felt tip, "Scott Carpenter,...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Gordon Cooper Signed Photograph4022 - Gordon Cooper Signed Photograph
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Color satin-finish 8 x 10 full-length photo of Cooper in his Mercury space suit, signed in black felt tip, "Gordon Cooper, Faith 7, May 1963.&q...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Gordon Cooper Signed Photograph4023 - Gordon Cooper Signed Photograph
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Crystal-clear color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of the Mercury-Atlas 9 liftoff, signed in black felt tip, "Mercury Atlas 9 launch from Pad 14! Th...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Gordon Cooper Signed Photograph4024 - Gordon Cooper Signed Photograph
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Color satin-finish 7.25 x 9.25 photo of Cooper in his silver Mercury space suit, signed in black felt tip. Nicely double-matted and framed with a Merc
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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John Glenn Signed Photograph4025 - John Glenn Signed Photograph
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Color semi-glossy 8 x 10 photo of John Glenn posing in his Mercury space suit, signed in the lower border in blue felt tip. In very fine condition.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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John Glenn Signed Photograph4026 - John Glenn Signed Photograph
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Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Glenn in a suit and tie, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "To D. Barrett, John Glenn. In ver
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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John Glenn Typed Letter Signed and Signed Photograph4027 - John Glenn Typed Letter Signed and Signed Photograph
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Two items: one glossy 8 x 10 photo of Glenn as senator, signed and inscribed in the lower border in black felt tip, "To KevinJohn Glenn"; an
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Liberty Bell 7 Recovery Signed Photograph4028 - Liberty Bell 7 Recovery Signed Photograph
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Color satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of the Liberty Bell 7 capsule at the bottom of the ocean, signed in black felt tip, "Off to space 7/21/61, Guen...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Mercury Astronauts Signed Print4029 - Mercury Astronauts Signed Print
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Color limited edition 33 x 23.5 print of a painting by artist George Bishop entitled Mercury 7, showing the Mercury-Redstone rocke
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Mercury Program Patch Display4030 - Mercury Program Patch Display
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Handsome display featuring embroidered patches of the insignia from the Mercury Program, including Mercury-Redstone 3 (Shepard), Mercury-Redstone 4 (G
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Wally Schirra Signed Photograph4031 - Wally Schirra Signed Photograph
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Color satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of Schirra in his silver Mercury space suit, signed in blue felt tip, "Wally Schirra," with a sketch of th...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Wally Schirra Signed Photograph4032 - Wally Schirra Signed Photograph
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Color satin-finish 10 x 8 of photo of the Sigma 7 pilot laughing from the driver's seat of his Corvette, signed in black felt tip, "The nee...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Wally Schirra Signed Photograph4033 - Wally Schirra Signed Photograph
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Color satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of four images of Schirra inside his Sigma 7 capsule during the Mercury-Atlas 8 mission, signed in the lower border in
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Wally Schirra Signed Photograph4034 - Wally Schirra Signed Photograph
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Color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of the Gemini 6A spacecraft as viewed from the nearby Gemini 7, with Schirra's 'Beat Army' sign visible ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Alan Shepard Original Technical Drawing4035 - Alan Shepard Original Technical Drawing
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Scarce circa mid-1940s hand-drawn technical diagram by Alan Shepard on an off-white 12 x 8.75 sheet, signed in the upper right corner in pencil, &qu...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Alan Shepard Signed Cover4036 - Alan Shepard Signed Cover
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Early postal cover, 6.5 x 3.5, postmarked in Hampton, Virginia, the location of the NASA Langley Research Center where the Mercury astronauts began th
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Deke Slayton Signed Photograph4037 - Deke Slayton Signed Photograph
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Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Slayton in a suit and tie, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, "Best wishes to Dale & Michael ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Alan Shepard Typed Letter Signed4038 - Alan Shepard Typed Letter Signed
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TLS signed Alan B. Shepard, Jr., one page, 8 x 10.5, NASA, Space Task Group letterhead, August 2, 1961. Letter to Minnie Trott, in
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Alan Shepard Typed Letter Signed4039 - Alan Shepard Typed Letter Signed
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TLS signed Alan B. Shepard, Jr., one page, 8 x 10, Project Mercury letterhead, March 15, 1961. Letter to K. H. Browne, in part: "I
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Charles Bassett Signed Photograph4040 - Charles Bassett Signed Photograph
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Rare official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Bassett in a suit and tie, neatly signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "To Michael Chenault, W...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Gene Cernan's Flown Gemini 9 Patch4041 - Gene Cernan's Flown Gemini 9 Patch
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Extremely rare flown embroidered Gemini 9 crew patch carried on the historic earth-orbital mission, measuring 4 x 3.5, displayed in a 7 x 6.5 wooden p
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Gordon Cooper's Gemini 5 Flown Patch with Signed Photograph4042 - Gordon Cooper's Gemini 5 Flown Patch with Signed Photograph
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Fantastic large flown embroidered Gemini 5 mission patch, 4 in diameter, affixed to a letter of provenance signed in blue ballpoint by Comman
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Gemini 2 Flown Heat Shield Fragment4043 - Gemini 2 Flown Heat Shield Fragment
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Flown heat shield section from the Gemini 2 spacecraft, which made a suborbital flight on January 19, 1965. The segment is encased in a 2.75
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Gemini 3 Flown Dollar Bill4044 - Gemini 3 Flown Dollar Bill
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Series 1963 one-dollar bill, serial number B53423250A, flown aboard the Gemini 3 space capsule Molly Brown, nicely signed in red felt tip, G
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Gemini Astronauts Signed Contractor Report4045 - Gemini Astronauts Signed Contractor Report
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Desirable official NASA contractor report (NASA CR-1106) entitled Project Gemini: A Technical Summary, 343 pages, 8 x 10.5, June 1
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Clifton Williams Signed Photograph4048 - Clifton Williams Signed Photograph
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Rare official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Williams posing with a model rocket in a formal half-length pose, signed and inscribed in black felt tip
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Gus Grissom's Gemini 3 Flown Fliteline Medallion4049 - Gus Grissom's Gemini 3 Flown Fliteline Medallion
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Gus Grissom's flown Gemini 3 sterling silver Fliteline medallion, 1 in diameter, with the front depicting the GT-3 capsule ("The Molly Brow...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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John Young's Gemini 10 Flown 'Texas Art Embroidery' Patch [Attested to by Susy Young]4050 - John Young's Gemini 10 Flown 'Texas Art Embroidery' Patch [Attested to by Susy Young]
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Impressive flown embroidered Texas Art Embroidery Gemini 10 mission insignia patch carried on the Gemini 10 mission [attested to b
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Early Crew Capsule Concept Model4051 - Early Crew Capsule Concept Model
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Uncommon early conceptual capsule model for manned space flight, approximately 6.75 tall and 15.25 in diameter, showing an open view
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Gemini 4 Original 'Type 1' Photograph4052 - Gemini 4 Original 'Type 1' Photograph
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Official color glossy 10 x 8 red-numbered NASA photo (S-65-30431), which shows astronaut Ed White performing his historic first American spacewalk dur
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Gemini 4 Original 'Type 1' Photograph4053 - Gemini 4 Original 'Type 1' Photograph
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Official color glossy 10 x 8 red-numbered NASA photo (S-65-30432), which shows astronaut Ed White floating in space performing his historic first Amer
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Gemini 6 Original 'Type 1' Photograph4054 - Gemini 6 Original 'Type 1' Photograph
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Official color glossy 10 x 8 red-numbered NASA photo (S-65-63188), which shows the Gemini-7 spacecraft as seen from the Gemini-6 spacecraft during the
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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