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    Gemini 3 - Gemini 12 Presentation Set of Flown Fliteline Medals (Ten) in Lucite, One of only Twenty-four Produced, Directly from the Estate of NASA Legend Chris Kraft, with Certificate of Authenticity. A beautiful and historical presentation of all ten flown Fliteline medals, one from each manned flight of the Gemini program. Kraft was head of missions operations during the Gemini program. During this time, he managed a team of flight directors. Being that the missions were much longer than that of the Mercury era, flights were now manned on a three shift schedule. Eight are round and 25mm in diameter; two are odd-shaped (Gemini 9 and Gemini 11). All are in matched silver coloring with five of them actually minted in sterling silver and hallmarked thusly on the reverse (Geminis 3, 4, 5, 9, and 11). They are all sealed inside a 7" x 3" x 0.75" block of Lucite and then mounted to a wooden base, 8.5" x 3" x 0.75". On this base is are two engraved metal plates with the text: THESE COMMEMORATIVE MEDALLIONS/WERE FLOWN ON EACH OF/THEIR RESPECTIVE FLIGHTS. PRESENTED TO/ CHRISTOPHER C. KRAFT/ BY THE GEMINI ASTRONAUTS

    Each medallion features the mission insignia on the obverse with engraved flight dates and other data on the reverse. With only twenty-four of these presentations produced, this is truly one of a kind. A remarkable opportunity to own the one presented by the Gemini Astronauts to "The Godfather" of Mission Control. Excellent.


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    May, 2021
    21st-22nd Friday-Saturday
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