CONRAD'S MEDALLION CARRIED ON GEMINI 11 FLOWN Gemini 11 medallion made from sterling silver, 1 x ¾ inches.
Lot 107
CONRAD'S MEDALLION CARRIED ON GEMINI 11
FLOWN Gemini 11 medallion made from sterling silver, 1 x ¾ inches.
Sold for US$ 1,125 inc. premium

Space History

20 Jul 2016, 13:00 EDT

New York

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CONRAD'S MEDALLION CARRIED ON GEMINI 11 FLOWN Gemini 11 medallion made from sterling silver, 1 x ¾ inches.
CONRAD'S MEDALLION CARRIED ON GEMINI 11
FLOWN Gemini 11 medallion made from sterling silver, 1 x ¾ inches. The crew mission emblem is on the obverse with the engraving of "Gemini XI, Sept. 12 – 15, 1966," the actual flight dates. Affixed to (and removable from) a 4 1/2 x 6 inch Typed Card Signed by CHARLES CONRAD.

CHARLES CONRAD's typed provenance card reads: "This sterling silver medallion flew in space from September 12 to 15, 1966. I was mission commander and fellow astronaut Richard Gordon was pilot. Our flight accomplished a rendezvous with the Agena target vehicle in less than one orbit of the earth. After docking, we used the Agena's large rocket engine to set a world altitude record 850 miles. The medallion is from my personal collection."

The mission emblem symbolizes the flight objectives – rendezvous and docking with the Agena target vehicle, using the Agena to fly to a higher orbit, and spacewalks to test the ability to work in space. Conrad, of course, was one of just twelve men to walk on the Moon. He also has the distinction of being one of only four astronauts to fly two Gemini missions and one of only three astronauts to fly four space missions prior to Space Shuttle flights starting in 1981.

Footnotes

  • The following lot was originally in the collection of Astronaut Charles Conrad.
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