Apollo 1 Crew-Signed Color NASA Glossy Photo with Silver-Colored Apollo 1 Fliteline Medallion in a Framed Display, both Origin...
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Originally designated AS-204, the first mission in the Apollo manned lunar landing program was scheduled for launch on February 21, 1967. A tragic fire during a "plugs-out" launch simulation on January 27, 1967, claimed the lives of the three astronauts aboard. This led to a complete re-design of the Apollo command/ service module. It was not until Apollo 7, October 11-22, 1969, before the first American three-man mission took place.
Included with this lot is a signed Letter of Authenticity on Mrs. Grissom's letterhead stating, in full: "June 11, 1995. This is to certify that Lot #17 - Virgil Grissom's Apollo 1 signed photo and medallion came from my personal collection."
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