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    Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Unflown MS66 NGC Silver Robbins Medallion, Serial Number 271, Directly from the Personal Collection of Astronaut Rusty Schweickart, with Signed Letter of Certification. This 35mm sterling silver medal, though not flown, was minted to commemorate the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, the first international manned space effort. During July 17-19, 1975, following three years of preparations, three U.S. astronauts (Thomas Stafford, Vance Brand, and Deke Slayton) and two Soviet cosmonauts (Alexei Leonov and Valery Kubasov) linked an Apollo spacecraft and a Soyuz capsule in Earth orbit. While docked for forty-four hours, the two crews visited each other's ships and conducted joint scientific experiments. The design shows the docking maneuver above the Earth, and the names of the mission and crewmembers. The reverse includes the title "First Joint U.S.-U.S.S.R. Space Flight" and the engraved dates. The serial number is on the rim along with the Robbins and sterling hallmarks. Tagged by NGC "Ex: Russell L. Schweickart". A Gem Uncirculated example.

    Included with this lot is a Letter of Certification signed by Rusty Schweickart on his personal letterhead stating, in full: "I hereby certify that the accompanying silver ASTP Robbins Medallion, serial # 271, although unflown, is an authentic Robbins Medallion that I received through the Astronaut Flight Office. It has been in my personal collection since the ASTP mission in 1975."


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    May, 2019
    9th-11th Thursday-Saturday
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