Lot 9133: Flown penlight carried on the Gemini 11 mission manufactured by Whirlpool, measuring approximately 5.5? long, with the body wrapped in Velcro and bearing indecipherable red notations. Includes its NASA-MSC System and Component Historical Record sheet that traces the complete history and use of the penlight, noting its shipment from the Manned Spacecraft Center to the Kennedy Space Center in August 1966, the addition of Velcro to the body, preparation, and eventual flight. The entry on September 9, 1966, reads: "Installed in S/C 11, Section Cabin, System GFAE, Per SEDR H 452-11 C. L." The next entry gives its flight history: "S/C 11, Flight GT-11, Performed, Flight Duration 72 Hrs 42 Mins 59 Sec." In very good condition, with expected wear, overall soiling, and a rather pungent odor emanating from the flashlight; and scattered stains and creases to the component record sheet. A desirable and infrequently seen piece of flown Gemini equipment. The Leon Ford Collection.
RR Auction's Space and Aviation Auction 463
Thursday, 22nd October 2015
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