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    Worn by John Young while training for his Apollo moon missions.

    John Young's Apollo Coverall Jacket with Tagging and Patches, Originally from His Personal Collection, Signed. One part of a four part garment issued by NASA to Young, used in training, but never flown. A Teflon-coated Beta cloth jacket with snap closures at front and cuffs with a Velcro strap at the neck. On the upper left sleeve is sewn a U.S. flag, 4.75" x 2.625" in size. At the upper left chest area is a name tag "J. YOUNG", 2.75" x 1" in size, beneath which is signed: "John W. Young". On the opposite chest area is a NASA "meatball" logo patch, 4.5" square overall. The original tag at the neck is lightly crossed out in red ink and bears the text:
    "Coverall Jacket
    P/N BW_1060-002
    Size MR S/N 1049
    Subject Young
    Contract No NAS 9-8309
    Date of Mfg 1-6-69
    Mfg by B Welson Co"

    The complete garment, consisting of jacket, trousers, and boots, was designed to be worn inside the spacecraft when wearing the pressure suit was not indicated. Several of these Apollo inflight coverall garments are held at the Smithsonian collection, both flown and unflown. Components of these outfits are rarely offered at auction. John Young flew six missions for NASA. He was the first of the second astronaut group to fly (Gemini 3), flew to the moon on the "dress rehearsal" for Apollo 11 (Apollo 10), walked on the moon (Apollo 16), and commanded the very first flight of the Space Shuttle program (STS-1). Don't miss this opportunity to own an important space relic from this distinguished astronaut. Very fine condition with general light soiling.


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    November, 2011
    30th Wednesday
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