Scarce large flown 17.25 x 11.5 fabric American flag carried aboard the Gemini 12 spacecraft, presented with its original typed presentation card, signed below the typed certification in black felt tip by the crew, "James Lovell" and "Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr." The card reads: "This flag carried on board Gemini XII, 11-15 November 1966." Framed to an overall size of 18.25 x 12.5. In fine condition, with light uniform toning over much of the flag, apparently from mounting on the reverse.
Gemini 12 saw three periods of extravehicular activity (EVA) by Buzz Aldrin on his first-ever spaceflight, as well as the successful rendezvous and docking with an Agena target vehicle. The astronauts completed 59 Earth orbits over the course of the nearly four-day mission. Their success was instrumental in paving the way for the Apollo program, during which Aldrin would become the second man to set foot on the moon. A remarkable flown flag, especially rare and desirable in this oversized format.
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