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    One of only ninety-three flown on the mission that ended the space race.

    Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Flown Silver Robbins Medallion Directly from the Personal Collection of Astronaut Rusty Schweickart, Serial Number 87F, with Signed LOA. This 35mm sterling silver medal is one of only ninety-three flown aboard the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, the first international manned space effort, July 17-19, 1975, with U.S. crewmembers Thomas Stafford, Vance Brand, and Deke Slayton and Soviet crewmembers Alexei Leonov and Valery Kubasov. There were a total of 285 minted for this flight. The obverse features the mission insignia depicting the docking maneuver above the Earth and the names of the mission and crewmembers. The reverse features 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 condition.

    Included with this lot is a letter of authenticity signed "Russell L. Schweickart" on his personal letterhead, stating: "I hereby certify that this ASTP silver Robbins medallion, serial # 87F, was flown aboard the ASTP mission in 1975. As a member of the astronaut office, I was permitted to purchase up to two Robbins medallions from each mission. This medallion has been part of my personal collection since the mission."


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    November, 2011
    30th Wednesday
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