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    Ex. Buzz Aldrin

    Apollo 11 Flown Kapton Foil Segment on Letter of Authenticity Signed by Buzz Aldrin, in Framed Display. A small piece (0.125" x 0.25") 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 felt tip: "Buzz Aldrin". Nicely matted and framed to an overall 11" x 13". Included with this lot is a copy of the original COA from Robert E. Miner of North American Rockwell.
    Excellent.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2020
    5th Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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