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    Gemini 6A Flown Embroidered Crew Patch Originally from the Collection of Mission Pilot Thomas P. Stafford. This 4" x 3.5" hexagonal-shaped patch is mounted to an 8.5" x 11" Letter of Authenticity from Stafford on the letterhead of his Stafford, Burke and Hecker, Inc. technical consulting firm and states, in full: "This patch flew in space during December 15 and 16, 1965 on the Gemini 6 mission. Wally Schirra commanded the flight while I served as pilot. The patch became a part of history when we completed the world's first manned space flight rendezvous with Gemini 7 on December 15. This flight technique was one of the most important capabilities developed in the Gemini Program. Spacecraft rendezvous later became the flight method to accomplish a lunar landing and return. The patch has been in my private collection since 1965. The star constellations of Gemini and Orion was [sic] 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 '6' using that background." It is signed in full at the close. Excellent condition.

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    October, 2008
    7th Tuesday
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