Lot 550: Mercury

RR Auction

2015-07-07 11:01:11

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Lot 550: Three items: first, Guenter Wendt's personal copy of the NASA manual entitled "Results of the Third United States Manned Orbital Space Flight," 8 x 10.25, dated October 3, 1962, with Wendt's name written on the front cover, and two more times on the fore-edges. In fine condition, with a few other ink notations and stains to front cover and expected light handling wear. Second, an unusual and detailed hand-painted model of a Mercury astronaut in his space suit and wearing a backpack, possibly a NASA prototype model. Model measures 4? in height and is mounted on a 2.5 x 2 x 1 wooden stand. In fine condition, with a few scattered scuffs and dings, mainly to helmet. And third, a Mercury Project Summary, 8 x 10.25, 444 pages, issued by NASA's Manned Spacecraft Center in October of 1963, and includes the results of the fourth manned Mercury flight. Summary contains 20 reports covering all aspects of the mission, including Astronaut Training, Flight Control Operations, and Observations of Flight Phenomena. In fine condition, with owner's name written on first page, and a few pencil checkmarks. The Wendt is pre-certified Zarelli Space Authentication. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456 Wednesday, 15th July 2015 Estimate: $200-400
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