COLONEL BUZZ ALDRIN - INSCRIBED QUOTATION SIGNED - HFSID 157233
Sale Price $270.00
BUZZ ALDRIN. Quotation inscribed and signed: "To George
Torres/Best Wishes/Buzz Aldrin", 8½x11. Commemorative sheet honoring the
Apollo 11 Mission with printed quotation from mission commander Neil Armstrong:
"'Houston, Tranquility Base Here. The Eagle has landed.' Neil Armstrong,
4:17:45, EDT, July 20, 1969" Also contains b/w 3½x3½ illustration of the
Apollo XI mission patch, b/w 5x6¾ photo of spacesuited Aldrin seen through
spacecraft window (one surface), and affixed 10-cent First Man on the Moon
stamp. 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. Nicked at bottom edge. Mounting stains
show through, touching the "To" of inscription.
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