GUS GRISSOM'S GEMINI 3 MISSION EMBLEM. THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN!
Lot 124
GUS GRISSOM'S GEMINI 3 MISSION EMBLEM.
THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN!
US$ 1,500 - 2,500
£900 - 1,500
Auction Details
Lot Details
GUS GRISSOM'S GEMINI 3 MISSION EMBLEM.
THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN! Circular cloth mission emblem, approximately 3 ½ inches in diameter. The crew names surround a Gemini spacecraft floating on water. Mounted on a Typed Letter Signed by MRS. GUS (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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