GUS GRISSOM'S GEMINI 3 MISSION EMBLEM.
Lot 1076
GUS GRISSOM'S GEMINI 3 MISSION EMBLEM. Cloth crew mission emblem,
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GUS GRISSOM'S GEMINI 3 MISSION EMBLEM.
Cloth crew mission emblem, illustrating a Gemini spacecraft floating on water with the names of Gemini 3 crew members Grissom and Young, approximately 3 ½ inches in diameter. Mounted between paragraphs on a Typed Letter Signed by Grissom's widow, Betty Grissom.

BETTY GRISSOM'S signed provenance letter reads: "The attached cloth emblem is one of the originals made at the request of my husband for his Gemini 3 flight. Gus had lost his Mercury capsule after a short circuit blew the hatch. Molly Brown, the unsinkable heroine from the Broadway musical seemed the best choice by my husband for the name of his Gemini spacecraft. NASA never officially named Gemini 3 Molly Brown, but the name was enthusiastically used by the press during coverage of the March 23, 1965 flight."
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