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    Gemini 8: Neil Armstrong's Personal Exceptional Service Medal Citation Directly From The Armstrong Family Collection™, CAG Certified. A 13.625" x 10.625" (sight size) certificate, dated March 24, 1966, with beautifully rubricated and illuminated hand-lettering. It reads, in full:

    "The National Aeronautics and Space Administration Awards to Neil A. Armstrong the NASA Exceptional Service Award For outstanding contributions to the technology of manned space flight and exemplary demonstration of man's capability in spacecraft control. As Command Pilot of Gemini VIII, he performed precision maneuvers in orbit culminating in rendezvous, formation flying, and for the first time, docking with a separately-launched unmanned spacecraft. He further demonstrated his outstanding capabilities as a pilot by taking corrective action and regaining control over his spacecraft under emergency circumstances and by performing a precise landing in an alternative landing area. Signed and sealed at Washington, D.C. this twenty-fourth day of March, Nineteen Hundred and Sixty-Six."

    The gold embossed NASA seal is affixed at lower left; it is signed by NASA Administrator "James E. Webb" and NASA Deputy Administrator "Robert C. Seamans Jr." at lower right. The actual medal is not present. A gorgeous and important certificate. Framed (original) Extremely fine. CAG 1002095-010. This lot will include an encapsulated CAG Photo Certificate with a Statement of Provenance signed by Neil Armstrong's sons, Rick and Mark.

    According to NASA's protocol: "This prestigious NASA medal is awarded to a Government employee for sustained performance that embodies multiple contributions which contribute to NASA projects, programs, or initiatives. The criteria must include all of the following: (1) Sustained performance has made a significant improvement to NASA deliverables, operations, or image; (2) Employee's record of achievements sets a benchmark for others to follow; (3) Substantial improvement to a NASA program that yielded high quality results or improvements; (4) Impact and importance of the employee's services have been instrumental to the past and ongoing success of NASA."

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