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    "Mankind's first step on the moon"

    Neil Armstrong: Signed EKG Strip as He Made that Legendary "Giant Leap for Mankind" on the Moon, on a Presentation Plaque. An amazing and extremely rare item. A 6.5" x 1.625" strip from an earth-based electrocardiogram device that was reading the electrical activity of Neil Armstrong's heart from the electrodes attached under his spacesuit as transmitted from the moon (this type of biomedical information was continuously collected and transmitted for all crewmembers from Apollo 7 through Apollo 13). In this case, the Manager of Medical Administration saved the EKG from this historic event and, after the landing, cut it into five pieces giving them to attending physicians. This particular strip was mounted and laminated to an 8.5" x 11" sheet with the printed text: "EKG Recordings taken as Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong took Mankind's First Step on the Moon" above, and: "4:13:24:28 Ground Elapsed Time" below. It is signed at the bottom: "Neil Armstrong". Framed to an overall 9.25" x 11.5". Excellent condition save for a few minor creases.

    What Space-collecting physician wouldn't want this for his office wall? This particular example was kindly given, circa 1992, by a hospital departmental head to a young child who was facing a dire, potentially life-threatening diagnosis. The nine year old boy was fascinated by it hanging on the doctor's wall and was amazed when the kindly gentleman took it down and presented him with it. It happily turned out that the youngster survived his illness and has now decided to let it be offered to an appreciative collector.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2012
    2nd Friday
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