Flown parachute cloth and suspension line used during the re-entry and splashdown of Gemini X, directly from the personal collection of John Young. White and orange nylon swatch measures 9.75 x 6.5, and is signed in black felt tip, “Gemini X Parachute Cloth & Attached Suspension Line. John Young.” Also included is a 33″ length of the parachute's suspension line. In fine condition, with storage folds and rough edges and expected feathering to signature due to nature of material. Accompanied by a color 11 x 8.5 photo of the Gemini splashing down. The project to develop the Gemini parachute landing system took 2 ½ years to complete. One of its unique features was that it positioned the spacecraft to enter the water on the corner of the heat shield, eliminating the need for built-in shock absorption equipment. A large example, seldom offered for sale. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.
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