Gemini 2 Flown Heatshield Artifact
A genuine segment of Gemini 2 capsule heatshield and comes attached to a mission photograph of the Gemini/Titan-II launch vehicle lifting off at Cape Kennedy, Florida.
This artifact presentation contains a genuine piece o heatshield from the Gemini 2 spacecraft. The ablative substance of the Gemini heatshield was a paste-like silicone elastomer material that hardened after being poured into a honeycomb form. The heatshield was designed to protect the fragile spacecraft from the enormous heat of reentry into the atmosphere. Reentry began at a velocity of more than 27,500 kilometers (17,000 miles) per hour.
- Segment of genuine Gemini 2 flown heatshield
- Attached to a 10" x 8" Gemini 2 mission photograph of the spacecraft liftoff
- Printed on original glossy Fuji Crystal Archive Supreme® paper (226µ, 238 gr/m²)
- Includes certificate of authenticity with holographic logo and company stamp
- Comes sealed in a clear protective 8" x 10" toploader
This space flown material came from the collection of Gemini Program Office special assistant and longtime NASA employee, Paul M. Sturtevant.
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