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    Gemini 7 Flown Large-Size American Flag Directly from the Personal Collection of Mission Pilot James Lovell, Certified and Signed. This 17.75" x 11" silk American flag flew with crewmembers Frank Borman and James Lovell on board what was, up to that point, the longest manned spaceflight (thirteen days, eighteen hours), a record that stood for five years. The astronauts joked to Mission Control upon return about getting married after having spent so much time together in space. Lovell has certified and signed on one of the flag's white stripes: "This American Flag Was Flown Aboard Gemini 7 Dec 1965. James Lovell". The large size of this flag would make it a dramatic space flown display item. Excellent condition with storage folds.

    This lot includes a signed Letter of Certification from Lovell stating: "[This item] was flown on board Gemini 7 spacecraft. Gemini 7 launched in December of 1965 was the fourth earth-orbiting spacecraft of the Gemini series."


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    April, 2009
    1st Wednesday
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