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    Gemini SE-6 Reentry Control System Thruster by Rocketdyne. A thrust chamber assembly measuring 8.5" x 4.25" x 3.25" marked "PN208915-61/ SN 4901481" on one side, "208129/ 02602-04989" on another alongside several inspection stamps, and "P/N208920-11/ S/N4097601" with additional inspection stamps on the flat end. Sixteen of these were mounted in the nose section of each Gemini space capsule for maneuvering and control of the spacecraft attitude during reentry. Thrusters like this one, 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. Unflown. Excellent condition.

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    April, 2010
    21st Wednesday
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