RR Auction: Science and Technology Auction

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Featuring over 300 lots, RR Auction is proud to present our December Science & Technology auction. The highlight of the sale is the 1924 Nobel Prize in Physics, awarded to Manne Siegbahn for his discoveries and research in X-ray spectroscopy. Other standout items are an A7L lunar boot created for Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 mission; important letters from James Watt, Louis Pasteur, Albert Einstein, and Werner Heisenberg; a Macworld magazine signed by Steve Jobs; a mathematical journal owned and signed by John Nash; a highly desirable autograph of Isaac Newton; and material chronicling the history of early aviation. From physics and chemistry to space exploration and beyond, these incredible items tell the story of our shared heritage of innovation.
ALS - Autograph Letter Signed
ANS - Autograph Note Signed
AQS - Autograph Quotation Signed
AMQS - Autograph Musical Quotation Signed
DS - Document Signed
FDC - First Day Cover
Inscribed - “Personalized”
ISP - Inscribed Signed Photograph
LS - Letter Signed
SP - Signed Photograph
TLS - Typed Letter Signed
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Apollo In-Flight Coverall Garment (ICG) Chamber Suit6252 - Apollo In-Flight Coverall Garment (ICG) Chamber Suit
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Rare NASA In-Flight Coverall Garment (ICG) Chamber Suit consisting of a white jacket and pants, likely produced for use in an Apollo spacecraft altitu
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Apollo 1 Signed Photograph6253 - Apollo 1 Signed Photograph
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Exceptional official color 10 x 8 NASA lithograph of the Apollo 1 prime crew posing in their blue flight suits with a model of the ill-fated Block I C
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Estimates : 15,000.00 - 20,000.00
 
 
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Apollo 8 Large Format Command Module Training Diagrams6254 - Apollo 8 Large Format Command Module Training Diagrams
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Huge North American Aviation (NAA)–produced large-format paper diagram of the Apollo 8 Command Module 103 displays and controls panels, measuring 18.5
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Buzz Aldrin Personally-Owned and Annotated Photographs6255 - Buzz Aldrin Personally-Owned and Annotated Photographs
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Buzz Aldrin’s collection of four vintage matte-finish ‘night airglow’ photos taken by him and Command Pilot James Lovell during the Gemini 12 mission
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Neil Armstrong Signed Book6256 - Neil Armstrong Signed Book
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Sought-after signed book: Apollo: Ten Years Since Tranquility Base. Washington, D.C.: National Air and Space Museum, 1979. Softcover, 8 x 10, 174 page
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Neil Armstrong Signed Photograph6257 - Neil Armstrong Signed Photograph
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Official color 7.75 x 9.75 NASA lithograph of Commander Neil Armstrong posing in his white space suit against a lunar background, signed boldly in bla
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Apollo 11 Engineer's Manuals6258 - Apollo 11 Engineer's Manuals
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Remarkable pair of ring-bound manuals used by NASA engineer and TELMU flight controller Don Puddy during and after the historic moon-landing mission o
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Neil Armstrong Signed Program6259 - Neil Armstrong Signed Program
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Program front cover for the Motorola Communications Petroleum Seminar held in Houston, Texas, on June 15, 1972, signed in black ink by Neil Armstrong.
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Apollo 13 Flown Couch Segment6260 - Apollo 13 Flown Couch Segment
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Flown swatch of fabric from the backing material of the astronauts’ couches inside the Apollo 13 Command Module, housed in a limited edition Lucite di
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Neil Armstrong Boot Prototype6261 - Neil Armstrong Boot Prototype
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Rare uncompleted Apollo A7L lunar boot manufactured by International Latex Corporation (ILC) in Dover, Delaware, around late 1968 or early 1969, with
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Estimates : 40,000.00 - 60,000.00
 
 
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Dave Scott’s Apollo 15 Lunar Orbit and South Pole Flown Flag6262 - Dave Scott’s Apollo 15 Lunar Orbit and South Pole Flown Flag
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Flown 5.75 x 4 American flag carried to the South Pole from January 9–15, 1970, and then flown to lunar orbit aboard the Command Module Endeavor durin
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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Dave Scott’s Apollo 15 Lunar Orbit-Flown Flag6263 - Dave Scott’s Apollo 15 Lunar Orbit-Flown Flag
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Desirable flown American flag carried into lunar orbit aboard the Command Module Endeavor during the Apollo 15 mission, 6.25 x 4, signed in the lower
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Dave Scott’s Apollo 15 Lunar Orbit-Flown Mid-Sized Flag6264 - Dave Scott’s Apollo 15 Lunar Orbit-Flown Mid-Sized Flag
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Supremely desirable mid-sized flown American flag carried into lunar orbit on Apollo 15, 11.5 x 7.5, signed in the lower right corner in blue ballpoin
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Dave Scott’s Apollo 15 Lunar Surface-Flown Sieger Cover6265 - Dave Scott’s Apollo 15 Lunar Surface-Flown Sieger Cover
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Sought-after flown Apollo 15 'Sieger' postal cover carried to the lunar surface aboard the LM Falcon, numbered 52/400 [hand-corrected], sign...
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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Dave Scott's Apollo 9 Flown Mission Patch6266 - Dave Scott's Apollo 9 Flown Mission Patch
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Flown embroidered Apollo 9 mission patch, measuring 3.5? in diameter, signed and flight-certified on the reverse in blue felt tip, “Flown aboard Apoll
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Dave Scott’s Apollo 9 Flown Robbins Medal6267 - Dave Scott’s Apollo 9 Flown Robbins Medal
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Dave Scott's flown sterling silver Apollo 9 Robbins medal with a raised design of the mission insignia on the face, approximately 1? in diameter...
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Dave Scott's Gemini 8 Flown Fliteline Medallion6268 - Dave Scott's Gemini 8 Flown Fliteline Medallion
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Dave Scott's gold-plated Fliteline medallion flown aboard the Gemini 8 mission, approximately 1? in diameter, with a raised insignia of the miss...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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John Young Signed Photograph6269 - John Young Signed Photograph
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Sought-after color satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of Young leaping off the lunar surface and saluting the American flag, signed nicely in silver ink, “John
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Gene Cernan's Apollo 17 Insurance Cover6270 - Gene Cernan's Apollo 17 Insurance Cover
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A superb example of one of Eugene A. Cernan’s Apollo 17 insurance covers, 6.5 x 3.5, bearing a mission cachet and "NASA Manned Spacecraft Cente...
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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John Young Signed Photograph6271 - John Young Signed Photograph
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Sought-after color satin-finish 8 x 10 full-length photo of Young posing in his white space suit with an Apollo 16 mission insignia in the background,
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Skylab 2 Unflown Robbins Medal6272 - Skylab 2 Unflown Robbins Medal
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Unflown sterling silver Skylab 2 (SLM-1) Robbins medal, approximately 1.25? in diameter, with a raised mission insignia design on the face, and the re
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Tom Stafford's Apollo-Soyuz Flown Crew-Signed Beta Patch6273 - Tom Stafford's Apollo-Soyuz Flown Crew-Signed Beta Patch
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Rare flown 5.5 x 5.5 swatch of Beta cloth bearing a 3.5? diameter emblem of the Apollo–Soyuz Test Project, signed around the insignia in black ink by
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Tom Stafford's Apollo-Soyuz Robbins Medallion6274 - Tom Stafford's Apollo-Soyuz Robbins Medallion
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Unflown sterling silver Apollo-Soyuz Robbins Medal, approximately 1.25? in diameter, with a raised design on the face of the mission insignia, and the
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Hubble Space Telescope DIU Flight Model Harness6275 - Hubble Space Telescope DIU Flight Model Harness
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Hubble Space Telescope Data Interface Unit (HST/DIU) flight model wiring harness, measuring 24? long, featuring a white cord terminating in "J1...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Space Shuttle and International Space Station Communications Carriers6276 - Space Shuttle and International Space Station Communications Carriers
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Pair of two Communications Carriers designed for use aboard the Space Shuttle and International Space Station, including: one white headset with a thi
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Soviet Sokol-K Space Suit6277 - Soviet Sokol-K Space Suit
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Original circa 1970s Soviet Sokol-K space suit, featuring the flag of the USSR on the left shoulder and a Salyut program patch on the right breast. Ma
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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Space Shuttle 4000 Series EMU Glove TMG6278 - Space Shuttle 4000 Series EMU Glove TMG
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Desirable left-handed 4000 series Space Shuttle glove TMG (Thermal Micrometeoroid Garment), with an ILC-Dover tag on the interior, reading: "It...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Space Shuttle and International Space Station EMU Glove Flocked Bladder Assembly6279 - Space Shuttle and International Space Station EMU Glove Flocked Bladder Assembly
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Left-handed Flocked Bladder Assembly for a Space Shuttle/International Space Station Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) glove, annotated inside the wr
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Space Shuttle and International Space Station Microphone Boom6280 - Space Shuttle and International Space Station Microphone Boom
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Small microphone boom associated with the Space Shuttle and International Space Station programs, measuring 6.75? long, marked near the base: "...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Space Shuttle Annunciator Control Panel Faceplate6281 - Space Shuttle Annunciator Control Panel Faceplate
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Space Shuttle Annunciator Control Panel faceplate, 6 x 12, featuring white text on a gray background, with areas marked "Annunciator," &qu...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Space Shuttle EMU Boot Sizing Insert Toe Cap Assembly6282 - Space Shuttle EMU Boot Sizing Insert Toe Cap Assembly
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Boot Sizing Insert Toe Cap Assembly for a Space Shuttle EMU Boot, measuring approximately 12? x 4.5? x 3.25?, marked on the top: "Item: Boot In...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Space Shuttle IBM Laptop6283 - Space Shuttle IBM Laptop
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A Payload and General Support Computer (PGSC) manufactured by IBM as a ThinkPad Model 760XD laptop, with modifications for use aboard the Space Shuttl
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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STS-1 Unflown Robbins Medal6284 - STS-1 Unflown Robbins Medal
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Unflown sterling silver STS-1 Robbins medal, possibly a prototype, approximately 1.5? in diameter, featuring a raised design of the mission insignia o
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Collection of (52) Space Shuttle Robbins Medallions6285 - Collection of (52) Space Shuttle Robbins Medallions
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Impressive collection of 52 unflown sterling silver Space Shuttle Robbins medallions representing the majority of missions between STS-59 and STS-109,
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Estimates : 15,000.00 - 20,000.00
 
 
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STS-27/28 Flown Tire Segment6286 - STS-27/28 Flown Tire Segment
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Flown tire segment used on the orbiters Atlantis for STS-27 and Columbia for STS-28, housed in a limited edition Lucite display, numbered 176/200. The
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Ranger Program Five-Volume Collection of (949) Photographs6287 - Ranger Program Five-Volume Collection of (949) Photographs
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Extremely rare five-volume ‘photographic edition’ set containing 949 lunar images taken by Ranger impact probes 7, 8, and 9 during the program’s succe
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Transit 1B Satellite Hardware, Certificate, and Artwork6288 - Transit 1B Satellite Hardware, Certificate, and Artwork
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Grouping of four items relating to the Transit 1–B, the second launched satellite from the US Navy-helmed Transit system, which was the first satellit
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Scott Carpenter Signed Photograph6289 - Scott Carpenter Signed Photograph
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Color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of the Mercury-Atlas 7 liftoff from Cape Canaveral, signed in black felt tip, "Aurora 7 launch, 24 May, 1962, S...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Gordon Cooper Signed Photograph6290 - Gordon Cooper Signed Photograph
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Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Cooper in a formal head-and-shoulder pose, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, "To Johnny, Gordon ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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John Glenn Signed Photograph6291 - John Glenn Signed Photograph
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Color semi-glossy 8 x 10 head-and-shoulders photo of John Glenn wearing his Mercury space suit, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition, with two
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Alan Shepard Signed Photograph6292 - Alan Shepard Signed Photograph
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Limited edition color glossy 9.75 x 7.75 cardstock photo of Shepard receiving the NASA Distinguished Service Medal from President Kennedy on May 8, 19
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Gemini 5 Signed Photograph6293 - Gemini 5 Signed Photograph
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Color glossy 8 x 10 photo of the Gemini 5 crew posing in their white space suits with two NASA workers, signed in the lower border in black felt tip b
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Apollo 8 Photography and Visual Observation Book6294 - Apollo 8 Photography and Visual Observation Book
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Official NASA publication entitled "Analysis of Apollo 8 Photography and Visual Observations" (NASA SP-201). Washington, DC: NASA, 1969. S...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Rusty Schweickart Signed Photograph6295 - Rusty Schweickart Signed Photograph
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Color satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of LMP Schweickart performing an EVA during the Apollo 9 mission, signed in the lower border in black felt tip, &quo...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Tom Stafford Signed Photograph6296 - Tom Stafford Signed Photograph
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Color satin-finish 8 x 10 half-length photo of Commander Stafford posing in his white space suit with a lunar globe, signed in black felt tip. In very
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Tom Stafford Signed Photograph6297 - Tom Stafford Signed Photograph
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Uncommon official color glossy 8 x 10 red-numbered NASA photo of CDR Tom Stafford posing in his white space suit, signed in black felt tip. Reverse be
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Buzz Aldrin Signed Photograph6298 - Buzz Aldrin Signed Photograph
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Iconic color semi-glossy 8 x 10 full-length photo of LMP Aldrin standing on the lunar surface, his visor showing the reflection of photographer CDR Ne
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Buzz Aldrin Signed Photograph6299 - Buzz Aldrin Signed Photograph
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Color semi-glossy 8 x 10 photo of LMP Aldrin posing in his white space suit against a lunar backdrop, signed in blue felt tip, "Buzz Aldrin, Ap...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Buzz Aldrin Signed Photograph6300 - Buzz Aldrin Signed Photograph
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Color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of LMP Aldrin posing in his white space suit against a lunar backdrop, signed in blue felt tip, "We Came in Pea...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Buzz Aldrin Signed Photograph6301 - Buzz Aldrin Signed Photograph
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Color satin-finish 8 x 10 full-length photo of LMP Aldrin standing on the lunar surface, his visor showing a small reflection of the photographer, CDR
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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