Flown heat shield plug removed from the Gemini 9 capsule. Plug measures approximately .5 x .5 x 2 and is encased in a 3 x 2.5 Lucite cylinder, signed on the top and side in black felt tip, “Gene Cernan, Flown heat shield from Gemini IX, ‘Spacewalk from Hell,’ from my personal collection.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a signed letter of authenticity from Cernan and photo of him holding the cylinder. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.
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