Flown star chart carried on board the Gemini 5 mission. Chart measures approximately 9.75″ in diameter and is labeled, “CF55062-I Serial No. 54.” All major stars, planets, and constellations visible from orbit are plotted underneath a rotating translucent position locator and include the moon, Venus, Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, the Sun, Virgo, and Libra. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Charles Conrad which reads, in part: “CF55062-1 Serial No. 54…was flown onboard Gemini 5 with Astronauts Charles P. Conrad and L. Gordon Cooper.” Cooper has also signed the certificate, “8 Days or Bust! Gordon Cooper, Commander Gemini V.” Also included is a photo of Cooper holding the chart and certificate. In fine condition. A rare navigational tool from an important Gemini mission. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.
Flown star chart carried on board the Gemini 5 mission