COLONEL BUZZ ALDRIN - EPHEMERA UNSIGNED CIRCA 1966 - HFSID 261940
Sale Price $234.00
Unsigned souvenir ashtray NASA's Gemini XII mission. Buzz Aldrin was pilot on this mission.
Unsigned ephemera. 9¾x6½x4½. Ceramic ashtray with "Jim & Buzz/Nov. 11 1-5, 1966" in gold-colored glaze and "Project/II/Gemini" in red and blue glaze. Aldrin, born Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr. in Montclair, New Jersey in 1930, was a 1951 West Point graduate who flew 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. Although he was turned down for the astronaut program in 1962, Aldrin was later aboard one Gemini mission (Gemini 12), and became a close friend of astronaut Ed White, one of the Apollo I astronauts who died in a launch pad fire. Aldrin and Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong left the patch from that ill-fated mission on the surface of the Moon. During the Apollo 11 mission, Aldrin had piloted the Lunar Excursion Module Eagle and became the second man to walk on the Moon (July 20, 1969). Lightly soiled, otherwise in fine condition.
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