Created By The Mercury 7 Astronauts
This model of the Gemini 12 capsule, reproduced at 1/25th the original size, has been signed on its base by crewmembers James Lovell and Buzz Aldrin. The hatch doors are removable, as pictured, and once detached reveal a wonderfully detailed interior. This model was signed for the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation in celebration of Gemini 12's 45th Anniversary, a fact which is noted by a plaque affixed to the model's included black stand, which states:
"Gemini XII 45th Anniversary
November 5, 2011
Presented by: Astronaut Scholarship Foundation"
A certificate of authenticity signed by Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Executive Director Tammy Knowles accompanies this lot.
ASF reserves the right to disqualify the high bidder, to reject the high bid and to accept a bid from a lower bidder for any reason within their discretion, which shall be exercised in good faith.
Bidding on this lot opens on November 1, 2014 at 09:00 AM EDT.
Proceeds benefit the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Winning bid amounts over fair market value should be considered a donation and therefore are tax deductible.