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Item 2177 - Charles Conrad's Gemini 5 Flown Aeronautical Chart Catalog 569 (Oct 2019)

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Flown two-sided color 10 x 8 aeronautical chart carried on board the Gemini 5 spacecraft from August 21-29, 1965, deriving from the personal collection of mission pilot Charles Conrad. The front side, marked "030," shows a map of San Salvador with affixed label identifying the Ilopango Aerodrome, and the reverse side, marked "031," features a map of southern Alabama, with a label to right identifying the Brookley Air Force Base in Mobile. In fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, in part: "The accompanying two-sided aeronautical chart page…comes from the flown Gemini V aeronautical chart book…consigned to Odyssey Auctions by Gemini V Pilot Charles 'Pete' Conrad for offer in their 27 Feb. 1994 auction…According to Conrad, this collection of landmark reference charts was prepared, at his request, as an informal aid for ground tracking during the mission. In Conrad's words, 'we used it to help us figure out where we were in the world as we discussed the visual acuity experiments.'"

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