Lot 9099: Mercury Collection of Items

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2015-10-06 13:09:51

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Lot 9099: Collection of items related to Project Mercury, including: an official NASA Mercury Project Summary with results of the fourth manned orbital flight on May 15–16, 1963; two unsigned copies of an official NASA booklet entitled "The Triumph of Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper, Jr., and the Faith 7"; a stapled packet of eleven paperstock NASA photos depicting various stages of Alan Shepard's Mercury-Redstone 3 mission; a foldable twelve-page official NASA Facts newsletter, Vol. II, No. 8, from January 1966, concerning the Mercury and Gemini Projects; a poster depicting the various "Instrument Panels" for Spacecraft 20 revised on April 12, 1963, measures 31.5 x 14.5 unfolded, bearing several flight-specific pencil notations; a pair of official NASA diagram sheets for the Mercury spacecraft; two NASA–McDonnell Aircraft Cooperation color pamphlets, 3.5 x 6 and 9.25 x 11, released prior to the launch of the Freedom 7 spacecraft; a seven-page official NASA packet from January 1961, entitled "Biographies of Project Mercury Astronauts"; and an unsigned official glossy 10 x 8.5 NASA photo of the original Mercury 7 astronauts posing in front of a US Air Force jet. In overall fine condition, with scattered creasing and toning, and small tears and adhesive remnants to the Mercury 7 photo. RR Auction's Space and Aviation Auction 463 Thursday, 22nd October 2015 Estimate: $200-400
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