DescriptionGemini 12 Flown Heat Shield Plug in Lucite Directly from the Personal Collection of Mission Commander James Lovell, Signed. A wedge-shaped section, 0.75" x 0.5" x 1.75", sealed in a Lucite cylinder, 3" in diameter and 2.5" tall with "GEMINI XII/ NOV. 11-15, 1966" engraved on the bottom. This last mission of the Gemini Project accomplished a number of important objectives including multiple EVAs, a rendezvous and docking with an Agena Target Vehicle, and a demonstration of computer-controlled re-entry that brought them down only 4.8 kilometers from the target. Excellent condition.
Lovell has signed on the top: "James Lovell".
Included with this lot is a Note of Certification on the verso of Lovell's business card stating: "A piece of Gemini 12/ heat shield/ authenticated/ James Lovell".
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