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    Gemini 3 Flown Silver Fliteline Medallion Directly from the Jim Rathmann Collection. This 26mm sterling silver medal flew on America's first two-man space mission, March 23, 1965, along with Gus Grissom and John Young. The obverse features the mission insignia of a space capsule floating in the water with "The Molly Brown" and the crew's full names above and below. The reverse has a struck "GT-3" and an engraved mission date along with the sterling hallmark. Grissom named the flight after the Broadway play, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, a lighthearted reference to his first spacecraft Liberty Bell 7, which sank after splashdown. NASA was not happy with the name, but relented; this was the last Gemini flight the astronauts were allowed to name. Enclosed in a 14K gold bezel with a jump ring. Generally excellent condition.

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    November, 2012
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