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Item 5056 - Gemini 8 Signed Photograph Catalog 550 (Apr 2019)

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Scarce official color 10 x 8 NASA lithograph featuring four views of the rendezvous and docking maneuvers during the Gemini 8/Agena mission, signed in black felt tip by Neil Armstrong and Dave Scott. In fine condition, with very light creasing to the right side of the bottom border. Gemini 8 was the first spaceflight for future moonwalkers Neil Armstrong and Dave Scott, and represented the first docking of two spacecraft in orbit. During the docking sequence, an OAMS thruster became stuck open which sent the Gemini capsule into a rapid tumble, putting the astronauts' lives at risk. Thinking quickly under pressure, Armstrong shut down the OAMS and used the RCS thrusters to regain control of the spacecraft. The remainder of the mission had to be aborted.

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