Ultimate Gemini Simpit Opportunity

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Just had to share this. For any orbitnaut with a whole load of spare cash burning a hole in their pocket, an original two man Gemini trainer is going to be available for auction:
http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/23378/lot/30/?category=list&length=10&page=3
If you've got a spare $60-90 thousand dollars you too can train like a real Gemini astronaut. Also going up for auction are real space suits, including one worn by Don Pettit.
http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/23378/lot/23/?category=list&length=10&page=3
So for just 6 figures, you could conceivably wear a real space suit and use real astronaut training hardware to hook up to Orbiter. If I ever won the lottery I just know I'd waste it all on stuff like this lol.
 
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I think I would rather buy a house for that money...

Nothing against the idea of having a Gemini simulator at home, but Orbiter with some electronics madness should also be enough...

And to quote Indiana Jones: This belongs into a museum!
 

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I think I would rather buy a house for that money...

Nothing against the idea of having a Gemini simulator at home, but Orbiter with some electronics madness should also be enough...

And to quote Indiana Jones: This belongs into a museum!
It certainly does. I wish the Space Walk of Fame museum in my hometown would make some acquisitions at this auction, but I don't think they have that kind of money to throw around.
 
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