Scarce official glossy 8 x 10 black-numbered NASA photo of Aldrin as a new member of NASA Astronaut Group 3, signed and inscribed in black ink, "To the Agena Target Boys, with best wishes for successful flights. By Gemini, hold that target steady!! Buzz Aldrin.” Reverse bears NASA caption text. In fine condition. The Agena Target Vehicle was an unmanned spacecraft used by NASA during its Gemini program to develop and practice orbital space rendezvous and docking techniques, and to perform large orbital changes, in preparation for the Apollo program lunar missions. Aldrin was one of fourteen astronauts selected for NASA's Group 3 in October 1962. A desirable early photo of Aldrin who, four years later, would pilot Gemini 12 alongside Jim Lovell for his premiere spaceflight.
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