COLONEL BUZZ ALDRIN - INSCRIBED PICTURE POSTCARD SIGNED - HFSID 217335
Sale Price $360.00
The second human to ever walked on the moon is shown in space in this 4x6 color postcard, signed in black ink
Inscribed Picture Postcard Signed: "To Willi Topmoller/With Best Wishes/Buzz Aldrin". Color, 4x6. 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. 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). Fine condition.
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