DescriptionGemini 10 Flown Heat Shield Plug in Lucite Display Originally from the Personal Collection of Mission Pilot Michael Collins, Signed, with Handwritten LOA. A section, 0.5" square x 1.75" long, sealed in a 3" diameter x 2.5" tall Lucite cylinder with "GEMINI X/ JULY 18-21, 1966" engraved on the bottom. Crewmembers for this mission were John Young and Michael Collins. Signed on the top in black felt tip: "Michael Collins". Extremely rare provenance. Light scratches, fine.
Included with this lot is a handwritten and signed letter from Michael Collins stating, in full: "I hereby certify that this heat shield fragment flew with me as part of the Gemini X spacecraft, to a world altitude record on July 18, 1966. I gave it to my sister Agnes Spera, and upon her death it was inherited by her son John, in whose possession it has been since then. Michael Collins. Gemini X Pilot. September 14, 2016."
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