DescriptionGemini GTA-6 First Day Cover Signed by Schirra and Stafford. Gemini 6A was the fifth manned Gemini flight, the 13th manned American flight and the 21st spaceflight of all time. Launched December 15, 1965, Gemini 6A reentered earth's atmosphere the following day within 18 km of the planned site, making it the first truly accurate reentry. It was also the first splashdown to be televised live, through a satellite link from the USS Wasp recovery aircraft carrier. This FDC features a stamped cachet in purple ink and the USS Wasp postmark dated December 16, 1965 (the year is inverted). Signed by Wally Schirra and Tom Stafford, and in very fine condition.
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