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    Gemini 11 Flown Gilt over Silver Fliteline Medallion Directly from the Family Collection of Mission Pilot Richard Gordon, with His Signed Certificate of Authenticity. This 20 mm x 25 mm gold-colored sterling silver medal was flown aboard Gemini 11 with crewmembers Charles Conrad and Richard Gordon, September 12-15, 1966. This mission accomplished a rendezvous immediately after reaching orbit, just as it would have to be done with the upcoming Apollo missions around the Moon; only 85 minutes after launch, Conrad and Gordon matched orbits with their Agena target stage and docked several times. On the obverse of the medal, stars are used to mark the major milestones of the mission. The first orbit Agena rendezvous is marked by a small star just above the earth, to the left. The Agena docking is marked by a large star on the left. The star at the top marks the record high apogee. The star on right marks Gordon's spacewalk. The reverse has the engraved dates of the flight and the mission designation. Included with the lot is a signed, illustrated COA from Gordon. Light abrasions on the reverse from storage in the original holder (not included); obverse beautiful.

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