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    Flown on the first rendezvous between two manned spacecraft

    Gemini 6A Flown Gold-Colored Fliteline Medallion Originally from the Personal Collection of Astronaut Jack Swigert, with LOA. This 26mm medal was flown aboard Gemini 6A, which performed a space rendezvous with Gemini 7 in orbit on the afternoon of December 15, 1965. Onboard were Wally Schirra and Thomas Stafford along with approximately one hundred of these medallions. The obverse features the hexagonal mission insignia reflecting the mission number; the spacecraft trajectory also traces out the number "6". The Gemini 6 spacecraft is shown superimposed on the "twin stars" Castor and Pollux, for "Gemini." The obverse also has "Schirra" and "Stafford" with the original mission designation "GTA-6" (for Gemini-Titan-Agena). The reverse has the dates of the flight and the revised mission designation "GT-GT-6". This is the first gold-colored Gemini 6A medal Heritage has offered since Spring 2008. Original plastic Fliteline case included. The obverse is in excellent condition; the reverse has some discoloration from storage against the original foam pad.

    Included with this lot is a Letter of Authenticity signed by Jack Swigert's sister, Virginia Swigert, certifying "that this Gemini 6 Medallion Flown was personally owned by Jack Swigert" and that it comes directly from his estate.


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    May, 2015
    22nd Friday
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