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    Gemini 9A Flown Pilot's Book Signed by and from the Personal Collection of Mission Pilot Gene Cernan including the Experiments Log Book and Malfunction Procedures. An eighty-eight-page book, 5.5" x 8", printed on cardstock, inside two heavyweight covers all bound together with two binder rings; eighteen of the pages have section tabs. There are strips of Velcro on both covers to hold the book in place while in use in the spacecraft. The bottom front cover contains the following data: "PART NO CF 55019 DASH -17 S/N 10 S/C 9 BOOK A". Captain Cernan has certified and signed near the top of the front cover: "Flown on Gemini IX Gene Cernan". Very fine condition.

    There are literally hundreds of handwritten notations inside attesting to the fact that this book was heavily used during this mission. The crew of Gene Cernan and Thomas Stafford had seven experiments to carry out during the flight. S-1 was to image the Zodiacal light and was supposed to take place during an EVA but instead was done inside the capsule. For S-11, they took forty-four photos attempting to image the Earth's airglow in the atomic oxygen and sodium light spectra, three of which did so. A medical experiment, M-5, measured their reaction to stress by measuring the intake and output of fluids. These, and the other experiments, are all notated in this interesting book. A goldmine of material for the serious student of spaceflight and a wonderful addition to any space collection.


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