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    Gemini 12 Flown Embroidered Mission Insignia Patch Directly from the Personal Collection of Mission Commander James Lovell, Signed and Certified, with Signed LOA. A 3" diameter cloth patch; the mission insignia features a Gemini capsule pointing toward the Roman numerals "XII" at top as if on the face of a clock. At left is a crescent symbolizing the moon- the ultimate goal of the Apollo program to follow this last Gemini mission. Below are the crew's surnames, "Lovell" and "Aldrin". They orbited the earth fifty-nine times from November 11-15, 1966. Lovell has signed this patch on the verso "Flown on board / James Lovell" with poor contrast. Excellent condition.

    Included with this lot is a signed letter of authenticity from Lovell on his company letterhead stating: "I hereby certify that this embroidered patch was flown with me on board my Gemini XII mission in November, 1966. This patch is from my personal collection of space artifacts and has been in my possession since the mission."


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    November, 2011
    30th Wednesday
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