APOLLO XV - COMMEMORATIVE ENVELOPE SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: COLONEL JAMES B. "JIM" IRWIN, COLONEL ALFRED M. WORDEN - HFSID 48142
Sale Price $234.00
APOLLO 15: JIM IRWIN and AL WORDENJim Irwin and Al Worden sign a space cover commemorating president Kennedy and his "landing on the moon" quote. Space Cover signed: "Al Worden" and "Jim Irwin", 6½x3½. Commemorative envelope picturing Pres. Kennedy and his "landing a man on the moon" quote, 10-cent First Man on the Moon stamp affixed, pictorially postmarked Kennedy Space Center, FL, July 26, 1971, the launch date of Apollo 15. Air Force test pilot JAMES BENSON "JIM" IRWIN (1930-1991) was the Lunar Module Pilot on the Apollo 15 mission, walking and riding on the Moon. Moved by his experience in space, Irwin resigned from NASA and the Air Force in 1972 to form an evangelical Christian organization, the High Flight Foundation. In 1982, he led an ascent to the summit of Mount Ararat in an unsuccessful search for Noah's Ark. ALFRED MERRILL "AL" WORDEN (1932-2020) was serving in the U.S. Air Force when he was among the 19 astronauts selected by NASA in April 1966. A member of the astronaut support crew for Apollo 9 and the backup command module pilot for Apollo 12, Worden was the command module pilot for Apollo 15. He logged 38 minutes of EVAs outside the "Endeavor". Worden was later President of Maris Worden Aerospace, Inc. and Vice President of BF Goodrich Aerospace (Bucksville, Ohio). Slightly soiled. Erased pencil notes (unknown hand) in lower blank area. Fine condition.
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