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    Gemini 9 Flown Fliteline Gold Over Sterling Medallion, from the collection of astronaut Charles M. Duke, Jr. 30mm x 20mm, with the surnames of the crew and the mission dates engraved on the reverse. This medallion was flown aboard Gemini 9 with crew members Thomas Stafford and Eugene Cernan during June 3-6, 1966. Originally selected as the backup crew, Stafford and Cernan replaced original prime crew members Elliott See and Charles Bassett after they tragically died in a plane crash less than four months earlier.

    The medallion is shaped like a shield, and the design features the Roman numeral "IX," the Gemini craft docked to the Agena target vehicle, and a spacewalking astronaut whose tether forms the number 9.

    This medallion comes complete with a signed Letter of Certification from Charles M. Duke, Jr. From the personal collection of Charles M. Duke, Jr.

    (For more information on this topic, be sure to read Howard C. Weinberger's article, The Gemini Fliteline Medals.)


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