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This is our selection of one-of-a-kind or rare astronaut autographs and space memorabilia. These items come directly from the astronauts themselves. Most of these go fast, some within minutes of listing. Unlike the rest of our offerings, you must call (800-727-NOVA) or write (staff@novaspace.com) to buy one, and shipping is NOT included in the price. Add yourself to our MAILING LIST for announcements of new items.

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Jim McDivitt

FLOWN FLITELINE MEDALLION.
FLOWN ON GEMINI IV, June
1965. Sterling Silver.
Quarter size. Comes with
Original jewel box, and LOA
signed by Jim McDivitt. Flown Fliteline Medallion

FLOWN FLITELINE MEDALLION. FLOWN ON GEMINI IV, June 1965. Sterling Silver. Quarter size. Comes with Original jewel box, and LOA signed by Jim McDivitt.

The Gemini gantry lowered
itself before launch to
rest on the ground. On GT-4
the gantry went to 45
degrees and stopped several
times. They finally traced
the problem to a circuit
breaker. Grumman engineers
came up with a simple
solution: A broomstick was
obtained, sawn in half,
which provided a
well-insulated circuit
breaker closer. Two Grumman
engineers held the circuit
breaker closed with the
broomsticks and the gantry
went all the way to the
ground permitting launch of
the spacecraft. This is one
of the two halves of said
broomstick mounted on a
plaque and given to Jim
McDivitt. The other half is
owned by the estate of Ed
White, Jim's co-pilot.
Grumman engineers loved
these gag gifts and
presented the pilots with
them when they returned.
COA signed by Jim McDivitt. Gemini 4 Special Lowering Tool Plaque

The Gemini gantry lowered itself before launch to rest on the ground. On GT-4 the gantry went to 45 degrees and stopped several times. They finally traced the problem to a circuit breaker. Grumman engineers came up with a simple solution: A broomstick was obtained, sawn in half, which provided a well-insulated circuit breaker closer. Two Grumman engineers held the circuit breaker closed with the broomsticks and the gantry went all the way to the ground permitting launch of the spacecraft. This is one of the two halves of said broomstick mounted on a plaque and given to Jim McDivitt. The other half is owned by the estate of Ed White, Jim's co-pilot. Grumman engineers loved these gag gifts and presented the pilots with them when they returned. COA signed by Jim McDivitt.

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