DescriptionGemini Area Permit Badge with Pins Directly from the Personal Collection of Astronaut John Young, Signed. A 2.375" x 3.375" heavily-laminated badge with original clip still attached on the blank verso. On the front is printed "AREA PERMIT" above the Gemini logo with "B/ I" stamped to the right. The number "6" and the name "JOHN W. YOUNG" are both typed in and Young has signed boldly: "John W. Young". A yellow sticker "R" is affixed at lower left. At the upper left are two rare period metal pins: (1) Gold-colored with an embossed black Gemini logo in the shape of the gender symbol for "man," 0.75" x 0.5" overall; (2) Black Titan II rocket on top of a blue Gemini logo and a red check mark symbol, 0.875" x 1" in size. John Young flew on the first of the ten manned Gemini missions, Gemini 3, in 1965 with Gus Grissom, and also on Gemini 10 in 1966 with Michael Collins. This is a rare and unique artifact from that period of America's space program. Obvious signs of age and use but still in very good condition; the laminating is separated a bit at lower left and the screw back to the first pin is missing (easily replaced).
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