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    Gemini 3 Flown Floatation Ball with original McDonnell Spacecraft Parts Tag. A 1.25" diameter aluminum sphere of the type that was used in the space program to help maintain the spacecraft's buoyancy in the water. After Grissom's bad experience with his Liberty Bell 7 sinking after splashdown, he and Young nicknamed their Gemini 3 capsule "The Unsinkable Molly Brown." The ball is attached to a 3" x 6" parts tag noting that it was removed from the GT-3 Reaction Control System on March 26, 1965 at Cape Kennedy, Florida. A great flown souvenir from America's first two-man spaceflight. Fine condition.

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    October, 2008
    7th Tuesday
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