RR Auction Home
Current Auction Is Open For Bidding
 
Home |Sitemap|Contact Us| Past Auctions  
 How to Bid   Register to Bid   Auctions   Consign   About Us   Featured Lots   Reviews 
Bidder Login
Show Password

New Bidder Registration
Forgot your password?

The Current Auction
Ends March 4th
Steve Jobs Auction Preview
Begins Mar 05
Search
Advanced Search
By Item Number
Gallery Search
Past Auction Search
Bidding
How Do I Bid?
What is BidTracker™?
New Bidder Registration
The 30-Minute Rule
Terms and Conditions
New to RR Auction?
About Us
Testimonials
Register to Bid
Jobs at RR Auction
Press Releases
Consign to RR Auction
How to Consign
2019-2020 Auction Calendar
Jan 8
Jan 16
Jan 23
Feb 5
Feb 13
Feb 21
Mar 4
Mar 12
Mar 19
Apr 8
Apr 16
May 6
May 14
May 21
Jun 10
Jun 18
Jul 8
Jul 16
Aug 5
Aug 13
Sep 9
Sep 17
Oct 7
Oct 15
Nov 4
Nov 12
Dec 2
Dec 10
  View All Dates & Deadlines

Item 136 - Gemini 9: Charlie Bassett Catalog 442 (Nov 2014)

Back To Previous Page
(we are no longer accepting bids on this item)
Minimum Bid: $200.00
Sold Price: $396.90 (includes buyer's premium)

Description


Selected to be the two-man crew of Gemini 9, Bassett and Elliot See were killed on February 28, 1966, when their T-38 trainer jet crashed into McDonnell Aircraft Building 101. ALS signed “Charles A. Bassett II, Captain USAF,” one page, 8 x 10.25, January 6, 1964. Letter to an admirer. In full: “I am very pleased to send you my photograph. I hope it will again make your collection complete. I think it is wonderful that you have taken it on yourself to help the space program along. It is people like you that will make it a success.” In fine condition. Accompanied by an unsigned official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph. Only four months earlier, Bassett had been selected as one of the 14 astronauts in Group 3. One of the most elusive astronauts due to his untimely death, this handwritten letter is the first one this company has ever offered. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.

Terms and abbreviations used in our descriptions.


You must be a registered user and logged in to view Past Auction Item Images

If you do not currently have an account, click here to go to our secure registration page.

Important Information


Tips For Consignors

Auctions

For a complete list of auction beginning and ending dates, check our dates and deadlines page.