NEIL ARMSTRONG - EPHEMERA SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: BRIGADIER GENERAL MICHAEL COLLINS - HFSID 254625
APOLLO 11: NEIL ARMSTRONG and MICHAEL COLLINS Framed 26x26 display featuring signed space suit fabric with the mission patch Ephemera signed: "Neil Armstrong", "Michael Collins", 6x6 strip of space suit fabric bearing 3¼-diameter Apollo 11 mission patch.
Sale Price $5,312.50
APOLLO 11: NEIL ARMSTRONG and MICHAEL COLLINS
Framed 26x26 display featuring signed space suit fabric with the mission patch
Ephemera signed: "Neil Armstrong", "Michael Collins", 6x6 strip of space suit fabric bearing 3¼-diameter Apollo 11 mission patch. The fabric was originally signed by the third astronaut, Buzz Aldrin, but Aldrin's signature has faded and is now almost invisible. The signed fabric is matted and framed to an overall size of 26x26 with the following items: 1) backdrop photo of lunar landscape with Earth above the horizon, and separate photo cutout of space-suited figure with lunar lander (LEM) reflected in the faceplate; 2) set of 3 inset, unsigned photos (each color, 3x2½) of the astronauts Armstrong, Collins and Buzz Aldrin; and 3) metallic plaque imprinted with caption: "Apollo 11 - Patch printed on genuine space suit material. Apollo 11 crew Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins. The historic Apollo 11 spaceflight, the fifth manned flight in the Apollo series, took human beings to the surface of the moon for the first time. Launched from the Kennedy Space Center on July 16, 1969, the spacecraft entered lunar orbit on July 19. While Command Module Pilot MICHAEL COLLINS remained in Columbia orbit, the lander Eagle, piloted by Lunar Module Pilot Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin descended to the moon on July 20. Mission Commander NEIL ARMSTRONG reported its safe arrival: "Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed." Early on the following morning, Armstrong planted the first foot on the moon, with the words, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Returning safely, Columbia and its crew splashed down in the Pacific on July 24. The last lunar landing, that of Apollo XVII, took place in December 1972. Collins signature light but fully legible. Minor chips to black paint of wooden frame. Otherwise, fine condition. Not framed in the Gallery of History style. Not reviewed by us for conservation integrity. "As is" framing purchase.
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