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    Gemini/ Weber Aircraft Astronaut Program Badge Directly from the Personal Collection of Astronaut John Young, Signed. A 2.5" x 3.5" laminated white space capsule-shaped badge with attached clip. On the front is printed "Weber Aircraft Corporation Gemini Astronaut Program" in green and "John Young" in black, all beneath a Weber company logo. Young has signed at the very bottom "John Young". The verso is blank. Weber was one of the lesser-known NASA Gemini contractors, developing an ejector seat for the Gemini Escape System. The purpose was for the crew's safe egress in case of a problem with the recovery parachutes or of a need for an emergency escape on the launch pad. These were the only American ejection seats to ever orbit the Earth in space. This was likely issued to Young during training or briefing on this system. Rare. Excellent condition.

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    April, 2010
    21st Wednesday
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