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    Gemini 3 Flown AU55 NGC Gilt over Silver Fliteline Medallion Originally from the Personal Collection of Mission Commander Gus Grissom, with a Signed COA from Betty Grissom. A 26mm gold-colored sterling silver medal that flew aboard America's first two-man space mission. A rare medal, NGC-certified as being from the collection of this space legend.

    Included with this lot is a signed letter from Grissom's widow Betty Grissom reading, in full: "The Virgil I. 'Gus' Grissom Collection. The enclosed medallion is one of the originals made at the request of my husband for his Gemini 3 flight. Gus had lost his Mercury capsule after a short circuit blew the hatch. Molly Brown, the 'unsinkable' heroine from the Broadway musical, seemed the best choice by my husband for the name of his Gemini spacecraft. NASA never officially named Gemini 3 Molly Brown, but the name was enthusiastically used by the press during mission coverage. This medallion was flown on the flight of Gemini 3 and made three orbits during March 23, 1965. Gemini 3 was the first manned flight of the Gemini Program."


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2018
    1st-3rd Thursday-Saturday
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