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    Gemini: Agena Spacecraft Aspect Indicator Instrument with Custom Carrying Case. This 6" diameter clear sphere containing an Agena spacecraft model has calibrated two-axis movement as well as movement along a semi-circular mounting frame and a tilt movement at the center of the base stand. The overall height is 18" and the base diameter is 8" and it bears a plaque reading: "Satellite Aspect Indicator/ Designed By T.S. Reynolds/ Aerospace Corp [with logo]". NASA used the Agena as a docking target and high altitude propulsion system during the Gemini program. This instrument was designed as a visual aid relating to problems concerning aspect angles of maneuvering space vehicles. It provided NASA planners a means of measurement and interpretation from a given vehicle orientation. Included is a custom case and a photocopy of a scientific paper mentioning and picturing this device. A highly-detailed scientific instrument. Exceedingly rare and an incredible piece for display. Fine.

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