Atlas Agena launch Sarzin cachet.
Gemini 8 KSC cachet.
|Gemini 8 Swanson cover cancelled on launch day at Cape Canaveral. Signed by Neil Armstrong, Dave Scott's autograph is autopen.|
The Gemini capsule landed 500 miles east of Okinawa in the Pacific ocean and a destroyer, USS Leonard Mason, was dispatched to recover the crew and the capsule. Had the spacecraft not made an emergency landing in the Pacific, the USS Boxer carrier in the Atlantic (i.e. the original scheduled recovery area) would be the recovery vessel for Gemini 8.
USS Boxer cover with an early signature of Neil Armstrong on the front and rubber stamp cachet on the back.