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    Alan Bean Autograph Manuscript Signed, Titled "Apollo 12". Three full 8.5" x 11" pages on his personal stationery, in blue felt tip. Bean tells the story of his 1969 trip to the moon on the twenty-eighth anniversary (1997). Brief excerpts: "On November 19, 1969, I became the fourth human being to set foot on, and explore, another world... I was in awe of the sight before me as Pete and I descended to the moon inside our Lunar Module 'Intrepid'... We made two moonwalks over the next two days... After 31 hours, Pete and I lifted off the moon rejoining Dick orbiting in his 'Yankee Clipper'... Three days later, we reentered the earth's atmosphere at nearly 25,000 miles per hour... We spent the next week and a half in quarantine to ensure we did not bring back any alien germs... Alan L. Bean/ Moonwalker & LM Pilot". A fabulous description of a major historic event handwritten by one who was there. Excellent. From the family collection of the late Tom McFadden.

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    November, 2016
    11th Friday
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