Lot 5008: Kranz's cardstock NASA M/A-9 Operations badge bearing an image of the capsule, 2 x 2.75, filled out in type, "Kranz, E. F., NASA/MSC." Reverse is serial numbered "70" and bears the facsimile signature of a security officer. In fine condition. Accompanied by a signed letter of authenticity from Kranz, in part: "The M/A-9 Operations badge issued in my name that accompanies this letter, is from my personal collection of space memorabilia." Mercury-Atlas 9 was the final manned mission of the Mercury program, in which Gordon Cooper completed 22 Earth orbits in the Faith 7 spacecraft on May 15, 1963.
RR Auction's The Nasa Collection of Leon Ford Auction 455
Thursday, 25th June 2015
Estimate: $800 - 1200
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