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c1965 GEMINI SPACE CAPSULE SPLASH DOWN U.S. NAVY USS WASP PHOTO ALBUM ARCHIVE
c1965 GEMINI SPACE CAPSULE SPLASH DOWN U.S. NAVY USS WASP PHOTO ALBUM ARCHIVE c1965 GEMINI SPACE CAPSULE SPLASH DOWN U.S. NAVY USS WASP PHOTO ALBUM ARCHIVE Click images to enlarge Description (PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR OTHER ITEMS CURRENTLY LISTED ON EBAY.) CIRCA 1965 PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM & ARCHIVE OF U.S. NAVY SAILOR R.L. GRIBE WHILE ABOARD THE USS WASP (CVS-18) RECOVERING PROJECT GEMINI SPACE CAPSULES UPON THEIR "SPLASH DOWNS". GRIBE WAS ABOARD ONE OF THE SHIPS SPECIALLY TRAINED FOR THE RECOVERY OF THE ASTRONAUTS FROM THREE DIFFERENT HISTORIC MANNED SPACE FLIGHTS. INFORMATION SPANS; GEMINI IV OF JAMES A. MCDIVITT & EDWARD H. WHITE II GEMINI VII OF FRANK BORMAN & JIM LOVELL GEMINI VI-A MAKE-UP FLIGHT OF WALTER SCHIRRA & THOMAS STAFFORD THE GEMINI PROJECT WAS NASA'S SECOND MANNED SPACE FLIGHT PROGRAM AND WAS DESIGNED TO TEST HUMAN ENDURANCE IN SPACE FOR PROLONGED PERIODS OF TIME (IN PREPARATION FOR THE PLANNED TRIP TO EARTH'S MOON.) MATERIAL INCLUDES; -SERIES OF THIRTEEN SHIPBOARD PHOTOS WHICH APPEAR TO BE BY A NAVY PHOTOGRAPHER. EIGHT OF THESE IMAGES HAVE INK ANNOTATIONS ON THE FRONTS. (RANGING IN SIZES FROM 5" X 7-1/2" TO 8" X 10"). -FIFTEEN CANDID SHIPBOARD SNAPSHOTS POSSIBLY TAKEN BY R.L. GRIBE (EACH IMAGE APPROXIMATELY 3-1/2" X 3-1/2"). -1965 COMMEMORATIVE POSTAL COVER POSTMARKED "USS WASP 12/16/65". -JUNE 1965 "SPECIAL ISSUE" SHIPBOARD NEWSPAPER COVERING THE GEMINI IV RECOVERY. -2 R.L. GRIBE MEMBERSHIP CARDS FOR; (1) "RUSMOC" RECOVERERS OF U.S. MANNED ORBITAL CAPSULES (2) "SPREX" SPACE RECOVERY EXPERTS. HOUSED IN A 3-RING ALBUM WITH 7 DOUBLE SIDED SHEETS TOTALLING 14 P … [Click Below for Full Description]
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