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    Flown on the first rendezvous between two manned spacecraft.

    Gemini 6A Flown Silver-Colored Fliteline Medallion, Originally from Wally Schirra's Personal Collection. This 26mm medal was flown aboard Gemini 6A, which performed a space rendezvous with Gemini 7 in orbit on the afternoon of December 15, 1965. Onboard were Wally Schirra and Thomas Stafford and they carried approximately one hundred of these medallions with them. The obverse features the hexagonal mission insignia reflecting the mission number; the spacecraft trajectory also traces out the number "6". The Gemini 6 spacecraft is shown superimposed on the "twin stars" Castor and Pollux, for "Gemini." The obverse also has "Schirra" and "Stafford" with the original mission designation "GTA-6" (for Gemini-Titan-Agena). The reverse has the dates of the flight and the revised mission designation "GT-GT-6". This medal was first offered with a signed LOA from Schirra's personal collection in the New England Rare Coins Auction "Long Beach Sale," June 4-6, 1981, Lot 643. Purchased by our consignor at the Bowers & Ruddy "Springfield Collection" auction, September 22-24, 1981, Lot 2634. The Schirra letter has been lost. Excellent condition.

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