MEDALLION CARRIED ON GEMINI 5.
Flown Medallion, sterling silver, 1 inch in diameter. Carried on the Gemini 5 flight by pilot Charles Conrad. The crew mission emblem is on the front with motto "8 Days or Bust." Affixed to a 4¾ by 6½ inch blue descriptive card signed: Charles Conrad Jr. GT-5 PLT.
Conrads note reads, in part: Gemini 5 was my first space mission and the second for Gordon Cooper who was mission commander ... This medallion became part of history when we completed the record breaking eight day flight. Our successful completion of Gemini 5 marked the beginning of the U.S. lead in manned space exploration. The medallion is from my personal collection.