GT-IV McDivitt flown and mounted personal preference kit bag
Lot 71
GT-IV McDivitt flown and mounted personal preference kit bag
Sold for US$ 2,750 inc. premium

The Air and Space Sale

27 Sep 2017, 13:00 EDT

New York

Lot Details
GT-IV McDivitt flown and mounted personal preference kit bag

Bag: 8-3/4 x 9-1/2 in (29 x 31 cm); frame: 20-1/4 x 24 x 1-1/2 in. Grey rubberized nylon PPK (Personal Preference Kit) bag maintaining drawstring with brown staining from seawater at bottom. Signed in upper right corner green marker "Jim McDivit PPK Gemini IV Commander" with the initials "JAM" in green pen at left. Mounted and framed with commemorative plaque reading "Mission Commander Lt. Col. James A. McDivitts Personal Reference Kit (PPK) Bag Flown on Gemini IV (GT-IV) 3-7 June 1965 First U.S. Spacewalk-36 minutes by Pilot Lt. Col. Ed White. II on 3 June 1965". Mounted on in green frame.
Provenance: Accompanied by signed affidavit from Jim McDivitt from the bag's previous sale at Novaspace Galleries.

FLOWN GEMINI-IV BAG USED DURING NASA MISSION WITH THE FIRST AMERICAN SPACE WALK FROM THE PERSONAL COLLECTION OF JIM MCDIVITT. PPK bags were small bags designed for astronauts to store personal mementos, but due to space and weight constraints each Gemini astronaut was only allowed one bag. Few Gemini bags have ever been sold at auction.

Lasting four days from June 3-7 1965, NASA's Gemini IV mission was the second manned spaceflight in the Gemini series and first American long-duration mission. During this historic flight Edward White became the first American to "walk" in space, with his extra-vehicular activity (EVA) lasting 22 minutes. James Alton "Jim" McDivitt piloted the spacecraft.
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