Flown surgical scissors carried on board the Gemini 6 mission. Heavy and sturdy stainless steel scissors, manufactured by Weck and Company, measure 8″ long, and are engraved on one side, “P/N 20542, S/N 112.” Scissors are kept closed by a locking mechanism at the bottom of the handle. Accompanied by a NASA-MSC System and Component Historical Record sheet, filled in by several technicians following the complete history of the scissors beginning with their shipment on September 23, 1965 their assignment to :”S/C 6…Command Pilot”; their installation on Gemini 6; the placement in the cabin on December 11, 1965; its return and removal; and placement in bonded storage and downgrade to training. In fine condition. Although designed for many uses, the primary function of the scissors was to open food pouches. RR Auction COA.
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