DescriptionMercury-Atlas 9 Faith 7 and Gemini 4 Flown Parts with Personal Badges from Grumman Ground Support Expert Charles E. Thompson's Collection. A technician at Kennedy Space Center with McDonnell from 1960-1968 and Grumman from 1968 on, here are a few items he collected through his years of working on the various spacecraft, pre and post-flight.
Faith 7: The final Mercury flight with Gordon Cooper making twenty-two earth orbits in 1963. Offered here are two small nuts in their original bag. Apparently flown.
Gemini 4: Four flown washers and a small nut with handwritten note: "Washer made out of Rena-41 metal. Used to hold outside shingles on space craft #4". Also, a 4.75" x 4.125" oval flown gasket, also from this mission.
Kennedy Space Center: "GLV-6 Launch" badge in plastic holder; Apollo 14 "Apollo/ Saturn Temporary Mission Decal" laminated badge; 1966 "Presidential Tour NASA/DOD" laminated badge, and "4104 Test Number 18B" pinback badge with his name handwritten.
Also included are several reprints of photos showing Thompson working on Gemini spacecraft post-recovery, and a copy of his resume and KSC award. Generally fine.
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