Lot 561: Two items: a star chart used for training during the Gemini program, 7 x 9, depicting the area of the Bootes constellation; and a large Gemini 11 spacecraft recovery chart, measuring 57 x 37.5 and folded to 14.25 x 9.5, designated as "Spacecraft Recovery Chart (NSP), NSR-1 Gemini Mission 11," depicting the area of the Atlantic Ocean between northern South America and West Africa. In overall fine to very good condition, with significant silvering to borders of the star chart, which is accompanied by a letter of provenance from Robert L. Pearson, in part: "I certify that I was employed by the Manned Spacecraft Center of NASA during the Gemini program. I worked Flight Crew Training…I trained the flight crews in the Gemini Mission Simulator. This star chart was used by the flight crews during training."
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458
Wednesday, 12th August 2015
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