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...
Aviation & Space | Baseballs
MORRIS JEPPSON The Air Force officer who armed the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima signs a Rawlings Official Major League baseball in blue ink on the sweet spot. Annotated Baseball signed: "Morris Jeppson/Enola Gay Mission", Rawlings Official Major League baseball, Allan H. read more...
Sale Price $552.50
THEODORE "DUTCH" VAN KIRK The navigator of the Enola Gay which dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima signs a Rawlings Official Major League baseball in black ink on the sweet spot. Annotated Baseball signed: "Dutch Van Kirk/Navigator -Enola Gay/6 Aug 1945/Hiroshima", Rawlings Official Major League baseball, Allan H. read more...
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ENOLA GAY CREW (THEODORE VAN KIRK) - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED BASEBALL CO-SIGNED BY: ENOLA GAY CREW (MORRIS JEPPSON) - HFSID 291037ENOLA GAY CREW: MORRIS JEPPSON and THEODORE VAN KIRK The last surviving members of the history-making crew signed this Major League Baseball, adding information about the mission. Ball merits a perfect 10 DNA rating. read more...
Sale Price $637.50
GORDON FULLERTON The astronaut signs a black leather baseball with silver ink Baseball signed: "Gordon Fullerton". Official Major League Baseball, Allan Selig, Commissioner. This ball is of black leather, with gold stitching, signed in silver ink. read more...
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JOHN GLENN Signed "Official League" baseball Baseball signed: "John Glenn". Rawlings "Official League" baseball. On February 20, 1962, Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth (three orbits in four hours and 55 minutes) aboard Friendship 7. On October 29, 1998, 36 years later, U.S. read more...
Sale Price $531.25