CARRIED FOUR DAYS ON GEMINI FOUR.
FLOWN United States flag, silk, 4 x 6 inches. Displayed on 13 x 10 inch blue mat board with a 5½ x 8 inch double-image photolithograph of Edward White's spacewalk performed on the first day of the flight. Both the flag and photolithograph are removable from the mat board.
The June 1965 Gemini IV mission was the longest and most ambitious US space flight to that date. Under Command Pilot James McDivitt's direction on the third spacecraft orbit, astronaut Edward White made the first United States Extra-Vehicular Activity (EVA), commonly known as a "spacewalk." White floated free of the Gemini IV spacecraft for just over 20 minutes using a hand-held compressed gas device that assisted his movements.
The flag is INSCRIBED and SIGNED: "Flown on Gemini IV, Jim McDivitt" along two of the six white bars.