THOMAS STAFFORD'S FLOWN GEMINI 6 CREW MISSION EMBLEM. CARRIED ON THE FIRST MANNED RENDEZVOUS MISSION.
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THOMAS STAFFORD'S FLOWN GEMINI 6 CREW MISSION EMBLEM.
CARRIED ON THE FIRST MANNED RENDEZVOUS MISSION.
Sold for US$ 7,500 inc. premium

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THOMAS STAFFORD'S FLOWN GEMINI 6 CREW MISSION EMBLEM.
CARRIED ON THE FIRST MANNED RENDEZVOUS MISSION. FLOWN cloth crew mission emblem taken on the flight by Gemini 6 Pilot Thomas Stafford. Approximately 4 by 4 inches, hexagonal, and features two Gemini spacecraft in a rendezvous-type formation with a stitched outline using background stars to form the number "6." Mounted between paragraphs on a Typed Letter Signed by THOMAS P. STAFFORD from his business stationery. Displayed with an approximately 10 by 8 inch color dual image photolithograph of the historic rendezvous with Gemini 7 and SIGNED by WALLY SCHIRRA and TOM STAFFORD. All mounted on and removable from a 13 ½ by 20 ½ inch blue mat board.

WITH THOMAS P. STAFFORD'S signed provenance letter, reading in part: "This Gemini 6 crew emblem is one that I carried into space on December 15, 1965. The emblem became a part of history when Gemini 6 completed the world's first manned space flight rendezvous with Gemini 7 later that day. This flight technique was one of the most significant capabilities demonstrated in the Gemini Program. Spacecraft rendezvous later became the flight method to accomplish a lunar landing and return. Commander Wally Schirra and I completed our mission on December 16.

The emblem has been in my private collection since 1965. The star constellations of Gemini and Orion as well as the star Sirius are shown on the patch which represents the celestial background where the rendezvous occurred. We patterned our own constellation of a "6" using that background.
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