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    Gemini Ashtray Directly from the Personal Collection of Astronaut John Young, Signed and Certified. A 7.75" x 4.5" x 1.25" cast gray metal ashtray featuring a 4.5" x 2.25" three-dimensional Gemini capsule in the tray area. John Young flew into space twice during Project Gemini. He was chosen as the first non-Mercury astronaut to liftoff from Earth as pilot of the initial American two-man mission, Gemini 3, with Gus Grissom on March 23, 1965. He later commanded the Gemini 10 mission, with Michael Collins as pilot, as they orbited the Earth forty-three times, July 18-21, 1966. Young has signed: "My Gemini Ashtray" above the capsule, and "John W. Young" below. Interestingly, the year that Gemini flew its final flights (1966) was the year that the United States placed its first health warning on cigarette packages: "Cigarette Smoking May be Hazardous to Your Health". A unique memento in excellent condition.

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    June, 2011
    3rd Friday
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