The Jefferson Space Museum is proud to announce that it has expanded its collection of rare and one-of-a-kind space flown $2 bills to include the previously unknown flown $2 bill halves from the crew of Gemini 5.
These bills, housed away in the private space artifact collection of NASA pad leader Guenter Wendt for decades, are the only such halved $2 bills to have ever flown on a US space flight mission.
One half of the bills represented "a dollar" given to Wendt on departure, as the last human that the crew would interact with physically before launching into space. The other half of each bill was given to Wendt upon splashdown, thus the "dollar down" notation. Despite Wendt confusing which half of each bill flew, these historic $2 bills represent one of the most unique bill-sets in the collection.