BUZZ ALDRIN He signs a flag which journeyed with him into space on the Gemini XII mission. Flag signed: "Buzz Aldrin, Flown on Gemini XII16 ½ x11. Signed on white stripe. Aldrin, a 1951 West Point graduate, had flown 66 missions in Korea, winning the Distinguished Flying Cross. He flew F-100s in Germany before persuading the Air Force to send him to M.I.T. for a doctorate. Aldrin's first space voyage was on Gemini XII, along with James Lovell (of later Apollo XIII fame). The mission included a successful manual rendezvous with an Aegina target vehicle and three space walks (EVAs) by Aldrin. These tethered trips outside the spacecraft, totaling 5½ hours, proved that astronaut's could perform successfully outside their spacecraft for long periods. During the Apollo 11 mission, Aldrin piloted the Lunar Excursion Module, Eagle, and became the second man to walk on the Moon (July 20, 1969). The Gemini XII capsule, which carried the flag signed here, is now on display at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago. Slight bleeding of ink. Fading of blue at right edge between two top stars. read more...
Astronauts | Pamphlets
FRANK BORMAN Frank Borman signs a booklet titled: "NASA Facts/Gemini VII/Gemini VI". Booklet signed: "Frank Borman" on cover, 24p, 8½x11. Fact Sheet 291-D, January 1966. "NASA Facts/Gemini VII/Gemini VI" signed by Borman on a photograph of the Gemini VII spacecraft as photographed by Gemini VI read more...
Sale Price $162.00
ASTRONAUTS: SPACE SHUTTLE STS-2 COLUMBIA Booklet signed: "Joe Engle" and "Richard H. Truly," 2½p, 8½x11. Official NASA Mission Report signed on the cover by the two-man crew. Headlined: "Columbia's Second Mission-STS-2, the First Flight of a 'Used' Spacecraft. read more...
Sale Price $288.00
JOHN GLENN John Glenn signs a pamphlet titled " Space Benefits". Pamphlet signed: "John Glenn", 8p, 8x10½. "Space Benefits", published by NASA in 1972. On February 20, 1962, Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth (three orbits in four hours and 55 minutes) aboard Friendship 7 read more...
Sale Price $270.00
JIM IRWIN Jim Irwin signs a pamphlet titled "Footprints on the Moon". Pamphlet Inscribed and Signed: "Richard/His love Jim Irwin", 4p, 3½x5¾. Titled: "Footprints on the Moon". read more...
Sale Price $432.00
JAMES IRWIN. Pamphlet signed: "His Love/Jim Irwin", 4p, 3½x5¾. Signed on his color photo on cover. No date, no place. Spanish-language pamphlet titled "Pisadas en la Luna", printed by the High Flight Foundation, Colorado Springs, Colorado. read more...
Sale Price $378.00