Worn by Aldrin on the lunar surface during mankind's first moonwalk.Apollo 11 Lunar Module Flown and Surface-Used Earpiece and Ear Tube Assembly Originally from the Personal Collection of Mission Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin, with Signed LOA. A narrow tube of approximately 8" long with an earpiece on one end. This acoustic device was mounted in the headset assembly and used by Aldrin all during the historic mission. Items that were used on the surface of the moon are the pinnacles of space collecting with Apollo 11 being the ultimate. A rare opportunity. Excellent condition. From the Steven R. Belasco Collection of Space Memorabilia.
Included with this lot is a Letter of Authenticity signed by Aldrin stating, in full: "This is to certify that the enclosed earpiece and eartube assembly was operational equipment flown on the first lunar landing flight - Apollo 11. This device allowed me to hear communications transmitted from earth during the mission from July 16 to 24, 1969. It was used in all phases of the mission, launch through splashdown, including out on the lunar surface during the EVA of July 20-21, 1969. Page 55 of the Apollo Stowage List for Mission AS-506 CM 107/LM-5 describes the item. [page reproduced at bottom]"
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