Original two-man crew of Gemini 9. Just three months before the mission, both Elliot See and Charles Bassett perished in a crash on February 28, 1966, while flying a T-38 jet trainer to the McDonnell Aircraft plant in St. Louis, Missouri. Two items: a ballpoint signature, "Elliot See," on an off-white 5 x 3 card; and a ballpoint signature and inscription, "To Peter B. Shikes with my very best wishes, C. A. Bassett," on an off-white 5 x 3 card, which is signed again on the reverse by Bassett. In overall very good to fine condition, with scattered toning, including a block over See's signature. Accompanied by the original NASA mailing envelope for the Bassett card, addressed in his own hand.
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