COLONEL JAMES B. "JIM" IRWIN - COMMEMORATIVE ENVELOPE SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: COLONEL ALFRED M. WORDEN - HFSID 48144
APOLLO 15: AL WORDEN and JAMES IRWIN Al Worden and James Irwin sign a commemorative cover issued on the date of Apollo XV's liftoff from the lunar surface. Commemorative Cover signed: "Al Worden" and "Jim Irwin", 6½x3½.
Sale Price $234.00
APOLLO 15: AL WORDEN and JAMES IRWIN Al Worden and James Irwin sign a commemorative cover issued on the date of Apollo XV's liftoff from the lunar surface. Commemorative Cover signed: "Al Worden" and "Jim Irwin", 6½x3½. Special cover issued on the date of Apollo XV's liftoff from the lunar surface, postmarked Cape Canaveral, Florida, August 2, 1971, 8-cent Antarctic Treaty stamp affixed. Color cachet of the lunar liftoff with printed commentary. Air Force test pilot JAMES BENSON "JIM" IRWIN (1930-1991) was the Lunar Module Pilot on the Apollo 15 mission, walking and riding on the Moon. Moved by his experience in space, Irwin resigned from NASA and the Air Force in 1972 to form an evangelical Christian organization, the High Flight Foundation. In 1982, he led an ascent to the summit of Mount Ararat in an unsuccessful search for Noah's Ark. ALFRED MERRILL "AL" WORDEN (1932-2020) was serving in the U.S. Air Force when he was among the 19 astronauts selected by NASA in April 1966. A member of the astronaut support crew for Apollo 9 and the backup command module pilot for Apollo 12, Worden was the command module pilot for Apollo 15. He logged 38 minutes of EVAs outside the "Endeavor". Worden was later President of Maris Worden Aerospace, Inc. and Vice President of BF Goodrich Aerospace (Bucksville, Ohio). Slightly soiled. Erased pencil notes (unknown hand) in lower blank area. Fine condition.
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