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    Gemini 9A "Angry Alligator" Large Color Photo Signed by Walt Cunningham and Originally from His Personal Collection. A dramatic 19.5" x 15.5" photo on heavy and stiff stock of the Augmented Target Docking Adaptor during their rendezvous in orbit, signed in black felt tip: "Gemini 9's angry alligator/ Walt Cunningham/ Apollo 7". The crew of Tom Stafford and Gene Cernan was supposed to dock with the ATDA but failed to because its protective shroud failed to eject. Tom Stafford described the fairing as looking like an "angry alligator" at the time. Stafford and Cernan's signatures could possibly be added if desired. Full caption on verso. Part of a group of photos presented to Cunningham personally by Victor Hasselblad in 1972 during a special ceremony in Stockholm. Tiny holes at top corners for hanging, a part of the thin plastic coating is torn affecting nothing. Overall excellent.

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    May, 2016
    20th Friday
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