Gemini 9 Flown Heatshield
Item #: Gem9FIS
For the first time a backup crew flew a mission - Tom Stafford and Gene Cernan - because the prime crew Eliott See and Charles Bassett died in a plane crash. The mission was renamed GT-9A then and performed the most accurate splashdown in the program so far - only 3 km away from the recovery ship USS Wasp. This presentation bears a fragment of the flown Gemini 9 heatshield and comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity plus a fact sheet about Gemini 9. The source of this heatshield fragment was a larger block of heatshield encased into lucite as a presentation piece given to VIPs and NASA workers as recognition for their work in the space program. Your presentation package includes :
8x10 color glossy presentation - ready to mat and frame
Flown fragment of Gemini 9 heatshield
Certificate of authenticity
Attractive Gemini 9 fact sheet with interesting facts about the mission
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