Lot 9112: Jim McDivitt's Gemini Spacecraft Number 4 manual, 249 pages, 9 x 11.5, January 28, 1965, signed on the title page in green felt tip, "James A. McDivitt, CMDR, Gemini IV," with an unidentified hand adding in the upper right, "CB Capt. J. A. McDivitt, Astronaut Office." Classified as Report A900–4 with Serial No. 13, the manual details numerous performance and configuration specifications, including: structural design requirements, design criteria, cabin furnishings, heat and meteoroid protection, guidance and control system, power sources, spacecraft instrumentation and recording system, reentry control system, postlanding and survival equipment, and various mission experiments. Housed in its original McDonnell Aircraft Corporation folder. Includes two lightly lined stationery sheets bearing ink diagrams in an unknown hand. A tear to lower spine and light creasing to edges of covers, and trivial dings, a spot of discoloration, and a uniform block of toning to signed page, otherwise fine condition. The Leon Ford Collection.
RR Auction's Space and Aviation Auction 463
Thursday, 22nd October 2015
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