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The capsule from the Gemini space missions that is up for sale. It is thought to fetch £35,000.<br />
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Space fans have got the chance to own a piece of history - after one of the capsules from the ground-breaking Gemini space missions of the 1960s emerged for sale.<br />
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The 9ft capsule was used by NASA to test the design and handling of the spacecraft during the highly dangerous missions, which resulted in the first ever space walks.<br />
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The Gemini missions paved the way for putting man on the moon with the Apollo space programme by testing longer space flights and perfecting methods of re-entry and landing.<br />
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Experts at Boston saleroom RR Auction where it will go under the hammer are expecting it to fetch upwards of $50,000 - around £35,000