Given by Edgar Mitchell to the designer of the mission insigniaApollo 14 Flown Silver Robbins Medallion, Serial Number 273, Originally from the Personal Collection of Mission Lunar Module Pilot Edgar Mitchell and Presented to Insignia Designer Jean Beaulieu, with LOA. This 35mm x 30mm oval sterling silver medal is one of 303 flown to the moon aboard Apollo 14, January 31-February 9, 1971, with crewmembers Alan Shepard, Stuart Roosa, and Edgar Mitchell. The obverse features the mission insignia depicting an Astronaut Pin (a gold pin that NASA gives to astronauts upon completion of their first flight) flying from the Earth to the moon. The reverse features the dates of the launch, moon landing, and return engraved with the crew's full names around along with the sterling and Robbins hallmarks. Fabulous provenance- first owned by the mission LMP and then presented to the mission insignia designer. Excellent.
Included with this lot is a signed Certificate of Authenticity from Dr. Mitchell on his letterhead stating, in part: "This certification accompanies Apollo 14 Robbins Medallion, serial number 273. The medallion was flown aboard the spacecraft Kittyhawk on the Apollo 14 expedition to the moon which launched January 31, 1971, with Captain Alan Shepard as the commander, Commander Edgar Mitchell as Lunar Module Pilot, and Lt. Colonel Stuart Roosa as the Command Module Pilot... I hereby certify that I presented this medal to Jean Beaulieu, the designer of the above-seen mission insignia, shortly after the mission and it has been in her possession since receiving it."
Also included with this lot is a signed Letter of Authenticity from Jean Beaulieu stating, in full: "For several years I was fortunate to be both friend and associate to Astronaut Edgar Mitchell. Due to our association, Dr. Mitchell gave me a Robbins Medallion after each the Apollo flights. I still have seven of the flown medals in my possession. While I was employed as an artist at NASA, I submitted the insignia design which was chosen for the Apollo 14 Mission and used for the Robbins Medallion. Early in our association, I was pleased to introduce Dr. Mitchell to the psychic world. He developed a deep interest in the world of psychic phenomena, which lead him to conduct ESP experiments from space during the Apollo 14 flight. After he completed his mission, I became Dr. Mitchell's assistant while he further explored metaphysical phenomena, wrote his first book Psychic Exploration: A Challenge for Science, Understanding the Nature and Power of Consciousness, and founded the Institute of Noetic Science.
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