Gemini 8 Flown MS63 NGC Silver Fliteline Medallion Directl...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionGemini 8 Flown MS63 NGC Silver Fliteline Medallion Directly From The Armstrong Family Collection™, CAG Certified. This 25mm medal was flown aboard Gemini 8 with Armstrong and Pilot Dave Scott. The mission performed the world's first orbital docking in space- with an Agena Target Vehicle. The obverse of the medal shows the whole spectrum of objectives that were planned to be accomplished on Gemini 8. The text at the bottom is comprised of the zodiacal symbol for Gemini and the Roman numeral VIII. The two stars are Castor and Pollux, which are in the constellation of Gemini, and are refracted through a prism to provide the spectrum. The reverse has a struck "First to Dock in Space" and the engraved date of the flight, March 16, 1966. A beautiful Choice Uncirculated example from the mission commander's own collection. Sealed in a numbered archival holder, CAG 1000041-003. This lot will include a Statement of Provenance signed by Neil Armstrong's sons, Rick and Mark.
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