"America in Space" Franklin Mint Proof Sterling Silver Medal Set (24) Directly from the Personal Collection of Astronaut Rusty Schweickart, Signed and Certified. First edition (1970), containing twenty-four medals in a handsome blue album/ book. Each medal is 39mm in diameter and weighs 0.8 ounces. The first twelve represent Unmanned Flights from the "The Goddard Rocket" of March 1926 through the "Lunar Orbiter" in August 1966. The second group of twelve features Manned Flights from Freedom 7 of May 1961 through Apollo 11 of July 1969. Included in this group is "Apollo 9/ First Lunar Module Flight" on which Schweickart was lunar module pilot, making this a particularly desirable memento from his collection. He has signed on the inside front cover: "Rusty Schweickart/ From My Personal Collection". Album is fine externally with a bit of light damage on the inside back cover. The medals are all proof strikes, some with light toning.

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