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Item 6163 - Gemini 5: Gordon Cooper’s Signed Original Files Catalog 474 (Apr 2016)

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Collection of seven stapled information packets derived from the personal files of Gemini 5 command pilot Gordon Cooper, dated between 1964 and 1965, each signed on the first page in blue ballpoint by Cooper, who either adds “From my files” or “From my Gemini notebook.” The files include: a three-page memorandum for phase one of Gemini translation and docking training, dated October 19, 1964; an eight-page draft of Gemini 5 mission directives for flight crew operations and activities, dated February 19, 1965; a four-page lightly-lined flight crew memo concerning spacecraft discrepancies, dated May 27, 1965; a three-page listing of photographs taken during Gemini missions 3 through 12, undated; a two-page memorandum concerning Gemini flight crew equipment delivery requirements for Gemini 4 and 5, dated February 10, 1965; a six-page packet of system notes for spacecraft 5, dated July 21, 1965; and a seven-page packet listing Hasselblad photography identification, dated October 26, 1965. In very good to fine condition. Pre-certified Zarelli Space Authentication.

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