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    Gemini 8 Flown Heat Shield Plug in Plastic. A segment, approximately 1.25" diameter x 1.75" sealed in a plastic representation of the spacecraft itself, overall 3" x 5" in size. That, in turn, is mounted to a triangular-shaped base, 4" x 5.25" overall. Engraved underneath the base is: "HEAT SHIELD OF/ GEMINI VIII/ 1st DOCKING IN/ SPACE/ N. ARMSTRONG/ D. SCOTT/ MARCH 16, 1966". This mission did indeed perform the first ever orbital docking, to an Agena Target Vehicle. Unfortunately, while docked, a thruster stuck causing the spacecraft to roll. Even after undocking, it continued to tumble forcing an early end to the mission and a very uncomfortable situation for the astronauts. Some residue on the bottom and a bit of toning, else fine condition.

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    October, 2008
    7th Tuesday
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