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Desk Stand, Gemini IV Commemorative, Hugh L. Dryden

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Display Status:

This object is on display in the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar room at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

Collection Item Summary:

This desk stand commemorating the Gemini IV mission was given to Dr. Hugh L. Dryden, who served as Deputy Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration from 1958 until his death in December 1965. Gemini IV was the second human space mission in the Gemini program and flew from June 3-7, 1965. James A. McDivitt and Edward H. White II were the astronauts. Among the mission's milestones in the United States space program were the first long-duration spaceflight and the first extravehicular activity.

Dr. Dryden's widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Dryden, donated the desk stand along with other mementoes of Dr. Dryden, to the National Collection in 1974.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Manufacturer

Unknown

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Hugh L. Dryden

Materials

Sterling silver, lucite, and wood.

Dimensions

  • Overall: 2 in. diameter (5.08cm)
  • Other (Base): 3 in. wide x 4 in. long (7.62 x 10.16cm)

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National Air and Space Museum Collection

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

AWARDS-Miscellaneous

Inventory Number

A19750389000

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