FLOWN Gemini 3 MEDALLION, Gold   (Grissom Collection)
Lot 62
MEDALLION CARRIED ON GEMINI 3.
Sold for US$ 2,745 inc. premium
Auction Details
The Space Sale New York
16 Jul 2009 13:00 EDT

Auction 17402
Lot Details
MEDALLION CARRIED ON GEMINI 3.
Flown on Gemini 3, a circular medallion, gold-plated sterling silver, 1 inch diameter, carried by Commander Virgil "Gus" Grissom. The obverse has the crew names and "The Molly Brown" with an illustration of a Gemini spacecraft floating on the water. The reverse is engraved with the flight date March 23, 1965.

Gemini 3 was the first manned test flight of the new two-astronaut spacecraft, demonstrating some of the ways the US might journey to the moon. "Molly Brown" was Grissom's nickname for the Gemini spacecraft, after the "unsinkable" Broadway heroine. Accompanied by a Typed Note Signed by Betty Grissom stating that the medallion was carried into space by her husband and that it is from his personal collection.
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