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    Alan Bean Signed Large Apollo 12 Lunar Surface Photo with Extensive Handwritten Notation. A 16" x 20" silk finish B&W photo on Kodak Endura paper, of Alan Bean on the moon holding a small Environmental Sample Container used to collect rock and soil samples. Charles Conrad took the photo and is visible in Bean's helmet visor. At the top, Bean has written, in silver felt tip, a very interesting commentary on the image: "Collecting Pristine Moon Dust / Some scientists on Earth were concerned that the moon rocks that/ Neil and Buzz picked up on Apollo 11 were contaminated by their/ gloves. To see if this was really a problem, we carried an/ Environmental Sample Container on our mission. You can see that I/ am holding it in my right glove./ Pete has just filled it with lunar material using only the scoop. I'm going/ to attach the lid that you can see hanging below the container without touching/ the inside or any of the lunar soil inside./ Back on Earth, testing would reveal that we did not and would not contaminate/ moon rocks when we picked them up./ Alan Bean / Apollo XII LMP". One of the finest Alan Bean signed display items we have offered. Excellent.

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    May, 2019
    9th-11th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
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