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    Apollo 11 Flown Kapton Foil Segment on Letter of Authenticity Signed by Buzz Aldrin. A small piece (0.125" square) of the outer skin covering of the Command Module Columbia attached to an 8.5" x 11" letter on Aldrin's letterhead. This fragment flew to the moon as a physical part of the historic Apollo 11 spacecraft with Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins aboard. Aldrin's letter reads, in part: "Due to the extremely fragile nature of the foil, most of it burned off the ship during our fiery 25,000 MPH re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere on July 24, 1969. However, a small portion of it survived; salvaged by the North American Rockwell Recovery Team on board the aircraft carrier Hornet, and carefully preserved for prosperity..." Signed at close in black ink: "Buzz Aldrin". Extremely fine.

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    May, 2015
    22nd Friday
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