1965-03-23 USA Gemini 3

1965 GT-3 Orbit Covers cachet cover. On March 23, 1965, astronauts Gus Grissom and John Young flew three low Earth orbits in their Gemini spacecraft, which they named Molly Brown. This cover has a greenish-black Orbit Covers cachet at left, with black Grissom & blue Young ballpoint signatures. From the collection of Ramkissoon. - RegencyStamps
Gemini 3 primary goal was to test the new, maneuverable spacecraft. At the end of the first orbit, over Corpus Christi, Texas, Grissom effected the first orbital maneuver which lowered the orbit to a near-circular 158 x 169 kms. This was the first orbital maneuver made by any manned spacecraft.
A rare GT-3 USS Intrepid Beck CREW Cover, only 25 covers without the "B" number printed exist.
Gemini 3 USS Intrepid recovery ship cover with Beck rubber stamped cachet. Gemini 3 achieved a number of "firsts" in space flight. Autopen signatures of Gus Grissom and John Young on this cover.