Flown heat shield fragment from the Gemini 8 mission. Rectangular fragment measures almost 1.75″ long and is presented inside Lucite and affixed to a wooden inkwell base for an overall size of 9 x 3. Engraved plaque on the base reads, “Heat shield of Gemini 8, ‘First Docking in Space’ Neil Armstrong, David R. Scott, 16 March 1966.” In fine condition, with scattered surface marks to plaque and base. RR Auction COA.
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