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    Gemini 3 Flown Spooled Flight Plan Directly from the Personal Collection of Mission Pilot John Young, Certified and Signed. An interesting, and possibly unique, item that flew on America's first two-man space mission aboard the Molly Brown on March 23, 1965. It is printed on a continuous piece of white translucent film that is 3.5" wide and approximately 30.5' long, rolled. We unrolled it once to verify completeness and condition. There is a vintage notation "GT-3 FLIGHT PLAN" near the outside edge. This is the minute by minute timeline flight plan for this historic flight giving detailed instructions as to duties to perform and readings to note and report. It was likely installed in the control panel and scrolled through either by motor or manually. Interestingly, there are various mentions of the Sea Urchin Egg life science experiment onboard (ultimately unsuccessful due to a hardware malfunction). NASA would soon revert to paper flight plans bound with binder rings. Excellent condition with a bit of tape residue at the outside edge.

    Young has certified this item approximately 9" from the top (outside) edge: "Flown on GT-3/ John Young".

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    October, 2009
    8th Thursday
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