Lot 9128: Flown metal fragment from the Gemini-Titan 10 first stage booster, approximately 1.5 x .5, affixed to a 7.75 x 10 Air Force Space Museum sheet presented to Harold G. Collins. The sheet features an image of the GT-10 rocket launch, background information on the Gemini-Titan II Air Force Launch Vehicle, and states that the fragment "was recovered down the Air Force Eastern Test Range when [the first stage booster] separated on schedule 2 1/2 minutes after launch." Matted and framed to an overall size of 13.5 x 16. In fine condition. As a fragment bestowed to an important figure during the flagship days of NASA, this artifact represents an especially appealing piece of space history, and the first time that we have offered a fragment from a Gemini-Titan booster. Provenance: Harold Collins Collection.
RR Auction's Space and Aviation Auction 463
Thursday, 22nd October 2015
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