Tuesday, January 22, 2008
1963 Series C Flown on Gemini 3
This Jefferson flew on the first manned flight of the Gemini space program -- aboard the unsinkable Molly Brown with Gus Grissom and John Young on March 23, 1965. During this 4 hour and 52 minute flight, Tom made 3 orbits of the earth, and traveled over 80,000 miles after reaching an altitude of over 121 miles above the Earth. This bill is a 1953 Series C Jefferson, with serial number A77446053A. It is one of only 50 $2 bills to accompany the crew aboard this historic flight.