FLOWN LIBERTY BELL 7 FILM.
Lot 36
FLOWN LIBERTY BELL 7 FILM.
Sold for US$ 488 inc. premium
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Lot Details
FLOWN LIBERTY BELL 7 FILM.
A 1 ½ inch long segment of 16mm motion picture film encased in an 8 ½ x 3 x 2 inch lucite block. Two images inside the lucite show the fully restored Liberty Bell 7 and Gus Grissom prior to his sub-orbital flight. Text below the film reads: "This is an original piece of film from Liberty Bell 7's pilot observation camera which captured all the movements of astronaut Gus Grissom as he became the second American in space. Issued in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the flight July 21, 1961 – July 21, 2001."

Limited edition number 401 of 1000 with original presentation box. The Liberty Bell 7 was recovered at a depth of over 16,000 feet by privately funded operation in 1999. The spacecraft sank just after splashdown in 1961 when an explosive hatch opened prematurely.
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