Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Buzz Aldrin's Magnificent Desolation: The Long Journey Home from the Moon Signed Collector's Edition with an Original Apollo 11 NASA Press Kit. Two items: (1) A leather bound signed edition of his recent autobiography (Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press, 2009), 326 pages, 6.5" x 9.5", gilt-stamped black leather covers with a color Apollo 11 image on the front, all edges gilt. "In this candid and stirring book, Buzz Aldrin tells the true story of the triumphant journey to the moon that made him a legend and his harrowing personal struggles in the decades that followed." As new condition; (2) An original NASA document for the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing Mission, Release No: 69-83K, Sunday, July 6, 1969, 250 pages, 8.5" x 11", held together by a binder clip. This comprehensive, illustrated work provided the press with every possible fact about this landmark mission that they could possibly need. Content includes sections on: Launch Events; Mission Events; Mission Trajectory and Maneuver Description; Recovery Operations, Quarantine; Go/ No Go Decision Points; Abort Modes; Onboard Television; Lunar Description; Lunar Module Structures; Saturn V Launch Vehicle Description and Operation; Apollo 11 Crew; Launch Complex 39; and Contamination Control Program. An exhaustive reference to man's first steps on another celestial body. Very good condition; front cover missing and light wear. From the collection of scientist and author Charles Pellegrino.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2011
    3rd Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 970

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 45 days left to consign to the 2018 October 25 Manuscripts - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Thanks a million for getting approval to sell my Civil War Hospital Death Ledger! You made them AND ME , a nice profit. You are the best!
    Ed W.,
    Mount Vernon, OH
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $615,551