Kranz’s cardstock NASA M/A-7 Operations badge bearing an image of the capsule, 2 x 3, filled out in type, “Kranz, G., NASA.” Reverse is serial numbered “82” and bears the facsimile signature of a security officer. Creases to the top and some soiling to the lower portion, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a signed letter of authenticity from Kranz, in part: “The M/A-7 Operations badge issued in my name that accompanies this letter, is from my personal collection of space memorabilia.” Mercury-Atlas 7 was the fourth flight of the Mercury program, in which Scott Carpenter completed three Earth orbits in the Aurora 7 spacecraft on May 24, 1962. This was Kranz’s first mission as assistant flight director, having been promoted after MA-6. The Leon Ford Collection.
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