Gemini 12 McDonnell Preliminary Air/ Ground Voice Transcript Book Directly from the Personal Collection of Mission Commander James Lovell, Signed. An eighty-eight page (printed single-side) book of 8.5" x 11", staple-bound between cardstock covers, the front with a space illustration. It consists of the preliminary word-by-word air to ground communications between 36:41:28 to 47:04:19 elapsed flight time. Several handwritten markings on the front: "Copy 22/ Book 103/ Jim" and "Eval. Copy/ 4ZQ685". Lovell has signed: "James Lovell/ Gemini XII" in the title area. This was the last of the two-man Gemini missions, November 11-15, 1966. Lovell was the commander, Buzz Aldrin was the pilot, and the capcoms included Stuart Roosa, Pete Conrad, and Bill Anders. A very interesting document. Fine.

    We note one particularly humorous exchange between Aldrin and a(n obviously Navy) capcom:
    43:17:35 Pilot "Go Army! Beat Navy!"
    43:17:38 CapCom "Oh, Roger. Understand. Beat Army."
    43:17:42 Pilot "I knew we had the wrong CAP COM on here."

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