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    Gemini 3 Flown Silver Fliteline Medallion on a Key Chain Originally from the Collection of Mission Pilot John Young, with His Handwritten Letter of Certification. This 26mm sterling silver medal flew on America's first two-man space mission on March 23, 1965, along with Gus Grissom and John Young. The obverse features the mission insignia of a space capsule floating in the water with "The Molly Brown" and the crew's full names above and below. The reverse has a struck "GT-3" and an engraved mission date along with the sterling hallmark. Grissom named the flight after the Broadway play, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, a lighthearted reference to his first spacecraft Liberty Bell 7, which sank after splashdown. NASA was not happy with the name, but relented; this was the last Gemini flight the astronauts were allowed to name. Easily removed from key chain if so desired. Excellent.

    Included with this lot is a signed, handwritten letter from Young on his personal letterhead reading, in full: "I certify that the Silver Colored Gemini 3 Flightline medal that is offered with this letter was flown aboard the mission. The key chain was added later."


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2018
    1st-3rd Thursday-Saturday
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