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Item 6112 - Mercury-Atlas 5: Enos the Chimp Group Lot Catalog 526 (Apr 2018)

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Estimate: $200.00 +
Sold Price: $404.25 (includes buyer's premium)


Collection of material related to the Mercury-Atlas 5 spaceflight of Enos the 'space chimp,' including: a flown segment of 3 x 4.75 orange parachute affixed to an 8.5 x 11 presentation certificate hand-signed by Ken Havekotte; a vintage official glossy 8 x 10 NASA press photo of Enos inside his capsule, bearing black caption text on the reverse; a series of four vintage official glossy 10 x 8 photos of MA-5's reentry sequence; an official 13-page NASA press release about the flight, dated November 12, 1961; and three pages of original 'on scene' handwritten notes about MA-5 made by veteran space reporter Mary Bubb. In fine condition. From the collection of aerospace memorabilia specialist Ken Havekotte.

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