Lot 9114: Gemini 5: Charles Conrad’s Flown Page

RR Auction

RR Auction

2015-10-06 13:09:53

Lot 9114: Flown page from the Gemini V Experimental Procedure Book, 5 x 8, with a tab on the right side reading, "FILM, f," potentially written in the hand of mission pilot Charles Conrad. The page features twelve-step directions for use of the unmodified Hasselblad 550C medium format cameras, with headings of "Magazine No." and "Speed" at the top. Includes an off-white 4 x 5.5 Athens Hilton stationery sheet bearing handwritten notations by Conrad, in full: "16. EXP. Photography. Wx (2 types), Terrain, Celestial, Space Objects, Dim Light, 7 Types, D-1, 2 6, S-1, S-5, 6, 7, Medical 5 M1346, These for Dr. B." Two felt tip emendations to lower portion of the flown page. In fine condition, with some dampstaining to upper right edge, two punch holes to left edge, and strips of tape to left edge and tab. Accompanied by a copy of a signed letter of provenance from Conrad. The Leon Ford Collection. RR Auction's Space and Aviation Auction 463 Thursday, 22nd October 2015 Estimate: $400-600
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