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    Apollo 11 Flown Kapton Foil on Letter of Authenticity Signed by Buzz Aldrin with Aldrin-Signed "Visor" Color Photo. A tiny piece of the outer skin covering of the Command Module Columbia attached to an 8.25" x 10.75" (sight size) 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. To quote Aldrin's letter: "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 the close in black felt tip "Buzz Aldrin". This is matted to an overall 11" x 25" beneath a 7.25" x 9.25" color photo of Aldrin on the lunar surface with the reflection of Neil Armstrong visible in his helmet visor; it is signed boldly in blue felt tip: "Buzz Aldrin/ Apollo XI". A great ready-to-frame display piece with an iconic photo from man's first lunar landing as well as an actual piece of the mission's spacecraft. COA from Signature House included along with a photocopy of a letter of authenticity from Robert E. Miner of North American Rockwell. Excellent.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2015
    22nd Friday
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