Wally Schirra’s personally-owned and -worn light blue NASA flight jacket manufactured by Avirex Ltd. of New York, size large, featuring an embroidered NASA ‘meatball’ logo patch on the right breast, a Beta cloth name patch on the left reading, “W. Schirra,” and embroidered mission patches for Schirra’s MA-8, GTA-6, and Apollo 7 missions. In fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Farthest Reaches, in part: “The NASA flight jacket that accompanies this certificate belonged to Astronaut Wally Schirra. It was worn for several years at numerous official events and appearances. From the time it was obtained this jacket remained in the personal wardrobe of Wally Schirra and later in the possession of his family.” A great original piece from one of the Mercury 7 astronauts. From the Schirra Family Collection.
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