G E M I N I   6

 

Gemini Goals

The second U.S. manned space program was announced in January 1962.
Its two-man crew gave it its name, Gemini, for the third constellation of the
Zodiac and its twin stars, Castor and Pollux. Gemini involved 12 flights,
including two unmanned flight tests of the equipment. Like Mercury's, its major objectives were clear-cut:

  • To subject man and equipment to space flight up to two weeks in duration.
  • To rendezvous and dock with orbiting vehicles and to maneuver the docked combination by using the target vehicle's propulsion system;
  • To perfect methods of entering the atmosphere and landing at a preselected point on land. Its goals were also met, with the exception of a land landing, which was cancelled in 1964.

 

 




   


Gemini 6 Crew Signed

 
(all photographs measure 8x10 unless otherwise specified)


NASA Technical Memorandum
High Altitude Atmospheric Measurements for the Reentries of Gemini 6/7
NASA TM X - 58003, November 1966, 80 pages

 

This document is quite technical and includes many graphs, charts, calculations and plenty of text within it's 80 pages.  It is hand signed on it's cover by the flight crew of Wally Schirra and Tom Stafford who both add mission information.  In beautiful condition.

 

#GT6 Crew -Technical Memorandum
$350

 

Official NASA Meatball glossy press release photo showing Wally Schirra and Tom Stafford onboard their recovery ship post GT6 splashdown.  That's some cake!!  A great image in awesome condition hand signed by both Schirra and Stafford who also add mission information. 

 

#GT6 Crew Post Splashdown Celebration
$395

 

Vintage GT-6 image of Schirra and Stafford just before loading into capsule for their historic flight. NASA information is on reverse.  Both have signed in blue sharpie in excellent contrast to the image and also add mission information.  Beautiful condition.

 

#GT6 Crew Loading 

$395
 

 

 

GT-6 image of Schirra and Stafford with the infamous "Beat Army" sign showing in the window.  I only have a few available signed by the full crew.  It shows you just how capable and ballsy our astronauts were when they were so inclined.  Anything to blow off the steam generated from such a dangerous business.  Both have signed in gold paint pen in excellent contrast to the image.

 

Please don't let the poor scan deter you as these scanner artifacts are not present in the actual signed photo which is pristime.  A unique and very hard to find crew signed item. 

 

#GT6 Crew Beat Army

$450  
 

 

This seldom seen image of Wally Schirra & Tom Stafford during training for GT-6 is hand signed by each who add mission information.  Photo is pristine.  Measures 8" x 10". 

 

#GT6 Crew Trainer
$395

 

Beautiful color glossy hand signed by Wally Schirra and Tom Stafford.  Both add mission information with Schirra adding mission dates.  Scanner artifacts can be seen but actual photo and color is pristine in every way. 

 

#GT6 Crew Orbit
$395

 

Vintage (bw) glossy of GT-6 launch hand signed by Wally Schirra and Tom Stafford.  Both add mission information.  Beautiful condition.

 

#GT6 Crew Launch
$425

 

Wonderful candid (bw) glossy of GT-6 crew of Wally Schirra and Tom Stafford.  Both sign in black sharpie in outstanding contrast to the image.  Stafford signs particularly legibly relative to the rushed, less clear signatures he's well known for providing.  Beautiful condition.

#GT6 Crew Launch
$395

 

This is a highly sought after but rarely come across GT6 & & hand signed vintage NASA red stamped glossy.  Each crew member has also added his mission information.  It is in pristine conditon and will never need to be upgraded.  See the scan.  This beautifully duelly signed image speaks for iteself.  It just doesn't get any better than this. 

 

#GT6: GT6 & 7 Crew Signed
$1395

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wally Schirra 
see also, Mercury, Apollo 7

all photographs measure 8x10 unless otherwise specified

Signed cancelled check 

#Schirra Check
$75
 

 

 

Gemini VII as seen from Gemini VI.  Hand signed in black sharpie with mission information added.

 

#Schirra Gemini 15

$160

 

GT-6 Walkout.  Hand signed in black sharpie with mission information added. Awesome image for display.

 

#Schirra Gemini 10

$160

 

 

Wally preparing for flight of Gemini 6.  Hand signed in black sharpie with mission information added. 

#Schirra Gemini 89
$160

 

Seldom seen image showing Gemini 3 prime & backup Crew .  Hand signed by Wally w/ "GT-3 backup" added. 

 

#Schirra Gemini 97

165

Gemini survival training in  Panama.  Quite unusual photo which was reproduced by using the origional in Wally's personal archives and authentically hand signed in black sharpie

 

#Schirra Gemini 9

$160
 

GT6 pre-launch breakfast on early vintage NASA press release photo.  Wally adds mission information. 

 

#Schirra Gemini 56 $165


Wally leads with Tom Stafford behind in this brilliant crew candid.  Hand signed in black sharpie with mission information added.  Stafford could be added for a crew completion.

#Schirra Gemini GT6 Walkout $160

 

 

 

 

 

"Gotcha !! Gallery (Gemini)

 

BREAKING THE TENSION OF THE WORLDS MOST DANGEROUS

PROFESSION WAS A DIRTY JOB, BUT SOMEBODY HAD TO DO IT!

 

 

Which astronaut do you susppose was flashing the "Beat Army" sign visible in the window of GT-6 as you can easily see in the attached scan.  The answer is, Wally Schirra of course!  Only a handfull of these exist as they were signed exclusively for Farthest Reaches.  They are signed in gold paint pen with "Beat Army" and mission information added.  This signed image represents one of the most memorable "Gotcha" moments of the Gemini program.  Please the ignore the less than perfect scan.  I assure you the images themselves are pristine. 

 

#Schirra Gemini Beat Army

$275

 


 

 

Thomas Stafford

(see also, Apollo 10)

all photographs measure 8x10 unless otherwise specified

 

An exceptionally rare vintage red stamped NASA press release candid portrait of Tom Stafford in his Gemini spacesuit.    This is the quintessential Gemini era image of Stafford and is signed without personalization in blue sharpie.  Excellent condition and VERY rare.

 

#Stafford Gemini - 1 

$395    

 

 

 

Vintage NASA glossy of Tom Stafford enjoyng a cigar.  Neatly hand signed n blue sharpie with GT, PLY added.  In awesome condition with NASA credit stamp on reverse.  A tough signature these days.

 

#Stafford Gemini 6 Cigar Break

$185


Vintage NASA glossy of Tom Stafford enjoying a cigar.  Neatly hand signed in black sharpie.  In awesome condition with NASA Photo Credit stamp on reverse. A tough signature these days.

#Stafford Gemini Cigar Break (b)

$185


Vintage NASA glossy of Tom Stafford taking a break during Ingress Test at Pad 16 on 2/26/75.  Great candid image hand signed in black sharpie.

#Stafford Gemini 6 Break Time
$150


Very early vintage NASA glossy of Tom Stafford at Pad 16 trailer on 12/8/65, suiting up for simulated GT-6 flight test in preparation for GT-6 mission.  VERY legible signature for Stafford whose signature is often quite rushed.   Seldom seen image. 

#Stafford Gemini 6 Trailer
$185

 

Vvintage NASA "Worm" glossy of Tom Stafford preparing for upcoming Gemini 6 launch.  Great image and awesome neat signature in black sharpie. 

#Stafford Gemini 6 Prep
$175

 

Awesome view of Tom Stafford in Gemini 6 capsule.  Hand signed in blue sharpie.  Pristine condition.

 

#Stafford Gemini 6 - 222

$150 

 

 

Gemini white space suit portrait of General Stafford who adds "GT - 6,9". Stafford hand signs in blue sharpie.

 

#Stafford Gemini 6 - 03 

$175 

 

NASA red stamped vintage glossy of Stafford in Gemini spacesuit.  These red stamped photos are the holy grail of vintage NASA photos and this one is in awesome condition.  A bold clean signature of Stafford in black sharpie that will never need to be upgraded.  Stafford's signature alone today would cost close to the price of this beautiful NASA hand signed glossy.

#Stafford Gemini 6 - 76

$325

 

Gemini white space suit portrait of General Stafford preparing for launch, who adds "GT - 6, Plt.". Hand signed in black sharpie.

 

#Stafford Gemini - 04

$165

 

General Stafford in his official NASA business suit portrait.  Some wear from handling but still in very nice condition with a beautiful bold, clean signature in black sharpie. 

 

#Stafford Gemini 6 - 08

$165   

 

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