Original embroidered Gemini 3 mission patch, measuring 3.5″ in diameter, affectionately referring to the capsule as “The Molly Brown.” Patch is affixed to the center of a letter of authenticity from Betty Grissom which reads, “The attached cloth emblem is one of the originals made at the request of my husband for his Gemini 3 flight. Gus had lost his Mercury capsule after a short circuit blew the hatch. Molly Brown, the ‘unsinkable’ heroine from the Broadway musical, seemed the best choice by my husband for the name of his Gemini spacecraft. NASA never officially named Gemini 3 Molly Brown, but the name was enthusiastically used by the press during coverage of the March 23, 1965 flight.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.
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