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Neil Armstrong baseball cap worn after splash-down and recovery from Apollo 11 mission to the moon

Currency:USD Category:Memorabilia Start Price:10,000.00 USD Estimated At:10,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD
Neil Armstrong baseball cap worn after splash-down and recovery from Apollo 11 mission to the moon
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Neil Armstrong baseball cap worn after splash-down and recovery from the historic Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Original baseball-style cap worn by Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong while on board the U.S.S. Hornet in the Mobile Quarantine Facility, after splash-down and recovery from the historic Apollo 11 mission to the moon. The Apollo 11 crew, which includes Armstrong, Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr., and Astronaut Michael Collins, entered the quarantine trailer on July 24, 1969, fully 900 miles southwest of Hawaii. They spent two and one-half days in the MQF en route to the Lunar Receiving Laboratory at the Manned Spacecraft Center, Houston, Texas. The cap itself is black, size 7 1/2” (tag inside), and lettered in fine gold, “U.S.S. HORNET ASTRONAUT ARMSTRONG APOLLO 11”, with a fine gold design on the peak. A significant historical relic from the Apollo 11 mission — during which Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon — this cap comes with a letter of authenticity from a previous owner who was a collector of Apollo memorabilia, Harold Klein, which outlines the ownership history. Indeed, the cap was first obtained (as indicated in Mr. Klein’s letter) from John Hirasaki, one of two non-astronauts traveling in the MQF en route to Houston, Texas. Accompanied with an 8 x 10 in. black and white photo of the Apollo 11 crew inside the MQF, featuring Armstrong wearing the cap. Of particular note, the authenticity of this cap has been verified by the USS Hornet Museum at the Alameda [California] Naval Air Station. The cap is in very fine condition.