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    Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Unflown Silver Robbins Medallion, Serial Number 255, Originally from the Personal Collection of Astronaut Jerry Carr, with LOA. This 35mm sterling silver medal, though not flown, was minted to commemorate the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, the first international manned space effort. During July 17-19, 1975, following three years of preparations, three U.S. astronauts (Thomas Stafford, Vance Brand, and Deke Slayton) and two Soviet cosmonauts (Alexei Leonov and Valery Kubasov) linked an Apollo spacecraft and a Soyuz capsule in Earth orbit. While docked for forty-four hours, the two crews visited each other's ships and conducted joint scientific experiments. The design shows the docking maneuver above the Earth, and the names of the mission and crew members. The reverse includes the title "First Joint U.S.-U.S.S.R. Space Flight" and the engraved dates. The serial number is on the rim along with the sterling and Robbins hallmarks. Original case with numbered sticker on the bottom included. Excellent.

    Included with this lot is a signed Letter of Authentication from Carr on his personal letterhead stating, in full: "The exclusively forged Robbins medallions carried into space by Apollo astronauts since the Apollo VII mission have become some of the most sought after items for space collectors and enthusiasts. This Robbins medallion, numbered 255, was made available to me by the crew and has been the property of the Carr family collection ever since."


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2015
    6th Friday
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