Current Auction Is Open For Bidding
Our Current Auction Closes Apr 11    
Home |Sitemap|Contact Us| Past Auctions  
 How to Bid   Register to Bid   Auctions   Consign   About US   Featured Lots 
Bidder Login
Bidder #

New Bidder Registration
Forgot your password?

The Current Auction
Ends April 11th
Space Auction Preview
Begins Apr 12
ASF Charity Auction (16)
The Alan Bean Collection (17)
The Dave Scott Collection (15)
Dan Schaiewitz Space Collection (37)
General Tom Stafford Collection (6)
Exclusive Meteorite Men Collection (25)
Astronomers (16)
Path to Space (12)
Soviet Pre-1970 Space Program (21)
X-15 & “X-Plane”
Program (9)
Space Models (22)
Project Gemini (34)
Project Mercury (45)
Project Apollo (16)
Nasa Flight Directors and Personnel (17)
Apollo Astronauts (19)
Project Apollo Hardware and Spacesuit Parts (26)
Apollo 1 (9)
Apollo 7 (7)
Apollo 8 (6)
Apollo 9 (10)
Apollo 10 (11)
Aviation (7)
Apollo 11 (79)
Apollo 12 (49)
Apollo 13 (41)
Apollo 14 (23)
Apollo 15 (35)
Apollo 16 (30)
Apollo 17 (29)
Skylab (30)
Apollo-Soyuz (13)
Space Shuttle (61)
Soviet/Russian Post-1970 Space Program (6)
Miscellany (11)
All Preview Items (719)
Advanced Search
By Item Number
Gallery Search
Past Auction Search
How Do I Bid?
What is BidTracker™?
New Bidder Registration
The 30-Minute Rule
Terms and Conditions
New to RR Auction?
About Us
Register to Bid
Jobs at RR Auction
Press Releases
Consign to RR Auction
How to Consign
2018 Auction Calendar
Jan 10
Jan 18
Feb 7
Feb 15
Mar 7
Mar 15
Apr 11
Apr 19
May 9
May 17
Jun 13
Jun 21
Jul 11
Jul 19
Aug 8
Aug 16
Sep 12
Sep 20
Oct 10
Oct 18
Nov 7
Nov 15
Dec 5
Dec 13
  More Dates & Deadlines

Item 6174 - Gemini 9: Gene Kranz’s Operations Handbook Catalog 474 (Apr 2016)

Back To Previous Page
(we are no longer accepting bids on this item)
Minimum Bid: $300.00
Sold Price: $12,697.13 (includes buyer's premium)


Gene Kranz’s personally-owned and -used Gemini Operations Handbook for the Gemini 9 flight, 9 x 11.5, dated April 22, 1966, consisting of several hundred pages of mission materials providing extremely thorough procedures, descriptions, and several detailed pull-out schematics and diagrams. A handful of pages have brief handwritten notations or corrections, and four pull-out schematics are extensively annotated by Kranz. These annotated schematics include one for the Agena-Gemini Interface and three related to systems used during the EVA, including environmental control, propulsion, and power. In fine condition, with the front cover and one schematic detached from inside the binder. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Kranz, in part: “The Gemini IX Flight Book with mission materials that accompany this letter come from my personal space archives. Contained within is a compilation of information for my personal use as Flight Director. The material included, reflected what I determined most useful to have at my fingertips…This material was used at my console throughout Gemini IX as a primary resource for coordinating that mission. For my ease of use, this binder has been organized and tabbed, was carried everywhere and kept on top of my console during the actual mission.” An extraordinary piece offering remarkable detail on the inner workings of the Gemini spacecraft and space program as a whole.

Terms and abbreviations used in our descriptions.

You must be a registered user and logged in to view Past Auction Item Images

If you do not currently have an account, click here to go to our secure registration page.

Important Information

Tips For Consignors


For a complete list of auction beginning and ending dates, check our dates and deadlines page.