DescriptionGemini 10 Flown Fliteline Gold Plated Medal, obtained by Astronaut Joseph P. Kerwin as a member of the Astronaut Flight Office. The 25 mm medal was flown aboard Gemini 10 that established that radiation at high altitude was not a problem. The crew members were John W. Young and Michael Collins. The flight took place between July 18-21, 1966.
The obverse of the medal is simple in design but highly symbolic. The main feature is a large X with a Gemini and Agena orbiting around it. The two stars have a variety of meanings: the two rendezvous attempts, Castor and Pollux in Gemini or the two crew members. The obverse also has the names of the crew members. The reverse has the dates of the flight and the mission designation. The reverse also has some discoloration due to packing residue. From the collection of Joseph P. Kerwin, M.D., who has included a signed Letter of Certification verifying its provenance.
(For more information on this topic, be sure to read Howard C. Weinberger's article, The Gemini Fliteline Medals.)
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