Flown lapel pin carried by Carpenter on his Faith 7 mission. Pin is of a small Mercury capsule and measures approximately .75″ long. Accompanied by a 1962 TLS from Carpenter, signed “Scott,” to Al on official NASA letterhead. Letter reads, in part: “Enclosed is the capsule lapel pin that Joe gave me all wrapped up the morning of my flight…It flew with me, as the corrosion will attest, and I hope you will accept it back as a token of my deep gratitude for all you did for me while we were getting ready.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.
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