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    [Apollo 11] Michael Collins Owned and Worn Original Apollo-Era "M. COLLINS" Leather Flight Suit Name Tag as Given to a NASA Weightlessness Training Crew Member that Took Him for a Ride on the Infamous "Vomit Comet." A fabulous item from the command module pilot on mankind's first lunar landing mission. Standard issue 4" x 2" with gold stamped name on black leather tag with Velcro on the back. The consignor was a longtime NASA employee who trained Apollo era astronauts in the KC-135 (a modified Boeing 707) which simulated weightlessness and later, Shuttle astronauts in the Shuttle Fight Aircraft which simulated the steep landing of the shuttle. After the training flight for the astronaut or crew, he would ask for their flight name tags which many gave them to him. Incredibly rare and desirable. Light wear, very fine.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2021
    21st-22nd Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 14
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