FLOWN GEMINI 11 MISSION EMBLEM  (Conrad Collection)
Lot 80
MISSION EMBLEM CARRIED ON GEMINI 11.
Sold for US$ 5,490 inc. premium
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The Space Sale New York
16 Jul 2009 13:00 EDT

Auction 17402
Lot Details
MISSION EMBLEM CARRIED ON GEMINI 11.
Cloth crew mission emblem carried on the flight by Gemini 11 Commander Charles Conrad, 4 by 3 inches. Mounted onto a Typed Letter Signed by Charles Conrad.

Conrad's letter reads in part: "This Gemini XI cloth patch was one of the few originals made in 1966. I was mission commander with fellow astronaut Richard Gordon as pilot. This patch was carried on the Gemini XI flight during September 12 to 15, 1966. It is from my personal collection.
The patch illustrates the major objectives of the mission ... we used the Agena to obtain a record 850 mile high orbit, which is shown by the large ellipse on the patch. Richard Gordon conducted an EVA which he linked a tether from our spacecraft to the Agena. Gemini XI proved to be an important step toward a manned landing on the moon."
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