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    Gemini Program Reentry Control System Thruster, Rocketdyne SE-6. A thrust chamber assembly measuring 10" x 4.75" x 3.25" marked "PN208915 -61" and "SN 4901460" on one side and "208129/ 02602-04989" on another, along with several inspection stamps. Sixteen of these were mounted in the nose section of each Gemini space capsule for maneuvering and control of spacecraft attitude during reentry. These thrusters, though meant to be used only for reentry, came in very handy on Gemini 8 when an Orbit Attitude and Maneuver System (OAMS) thruster got stuck in the open position, causing the space capsule to spin dangerously out of control. Neil Armstrong fired the RCS thrusters to regain enough command of the spacecraft to make an emergency landing only ten hours into the mission. Excellent condition.

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