RR Auction: Space Exploration

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RR Auction is honored to represent our friend, Bill Lende, with this special auction featuring his incredible personal collection of memorabilia chronicling the space race. Included are one-of-a-kind correspondences to and from top scientists, key players and soon-to-be legendary astronauts who broke the chains of gravity and explored space for the first time. These historically significant items were curated lovingly by Bill for decades, and are a true testament to his admiration of those who launched us into this brave new world, and what it took to accomplish that. Included with these historic letters are incredible items like a flown and fully crew-signed Apollo 11 flag; the rarest of all flown commemorative coins: the Apollo 17 Robbins medallion; and Buzz Aldrin’s gold cartier LM model. We have a unique opportunity to go fishing with Al Worden, CMP of Apollo 15. And after our success last auction, we’re offering more exceptional meteorites from the “Meteorite Men” collection.
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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Gus Grissom 1963 Typed Letter Signed9051 - Gus Grissom 1963 Typed Letter Signed
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TLS signed “Virgil I. Grissom,” one page, 8 x 10.5, NASA letterhead, November 19, 1963. Letter to J. Duane Upton, in part: "The effects and imp...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Roger Chaffee 1964 Handwritten Statement Signed9052 - Roger Chaffee 1964 Handwritten Statement Signed
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Rare autograph statement, signed "Roger B. Chaffee, Lt., USN," one page, 8 x 10, January 22, 1964. In full: “I believe that if history rep...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Edward H. White II 1963 Signed Astronaut Training Memorandum9053 - Edward H. White II 1963 Signed Astronaut Training Memorandum
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Typed memo, signed "Edward H. White II," three pages, 8 x 10.5, February 26, 1963. A memorandum issued to Major Deke Slayton, headed "...
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Edward H. White II 1965 Typed Letter Signed9054 - Edward H. White II 1965 Typed Letter Signed
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TLS signed “Edward H. White II,” one page, 8 x 10.5, NASA letterhead, March 9, 1965. Letter to David Carlson, a fellow Texan. In part: "I am in...
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Edward H. White II 1963 Typed Letter Signed9055 - Edward H. White II 1963 Typed Letter Signed
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TLS signed “Edward H. White II,” one page, 8 x 10.5, NASA letterhead, October 29, 1963. Letter to J. Duane Upton, in part: "There is much that ...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Donn Eisele Handwritten Statement Signed With Note9056 - Donn Eisele Handwritten Statement Signed With Note
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Desirable autograph statement, signed "Donn F. Eisele," one page, 8 x 10.5, NASA letterhead, no date. In full: "The ultimate effects ...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Apollo 8 Mission Report9059 - Apollo 8 Mission Report
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Uncommon staple-bound manual entitled "Apollo 8 Mission Report," MSC-PA-R-69-1, 8 x 10.5, approximately 262 pages, February 1969. The repo...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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James Lovell 1969 Typed Letter Signed9060 - James Lovell 1969 Typed Letter Signed
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TLS, one page, 8 x 10.5, NASA letterhead, January 1969. Letter to Harry MacMullan, in full: "Many thanks for your preflight well wishes, for yo...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Apollo 10 Mission Report9061 - Apollo 10 Mission Report
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Staple-bound manual entitled "Apollo 10 Mission Report," MSC-00126, 8 x 10.5, approximately 300 pages, dated August 1969. The report provi...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Gene Cernan Pair of Signed Photographs9062 - Gene Cernan Pair of Signed Photographs
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Two photos: an official color semi-glossy 8 x 10 NASA photo of Cernan posing in his white space suit, signed in black felt tip, "With my very b...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Tom Stafford 1969 Signed Letter and Photograph9063 - Tom Stafford 1969 Signed Letter and Photograph
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Two items: a TLS signed "Thomas P. Stafford," one page, 8 x 10.5, NASA letterhead, March 25, 1969, in part: "Your recent letter of Ma...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Neil Armstrong Signed Photograph9066 - Neil Armstrong Signed Photograph
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Exemplary uninscribed official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Armstrong in his white space suit, boldly signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Buzz Aldrin Signed Photograph9068 - Buzz Aldrin Signed Photograph
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Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Buzz Aldrin posing in his white space suit against a lunar background, signed in thin black felt tip. In fine
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Buzz Aldrin Signed Photograph9069 - Buzz Aldrin Signed Photograph
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Official color 10 x 8 NASA lithograph of Lunar Module Pilot Aldrin standing on the lunar surface, his visor showing a reflection of Commander Neil Arm
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Buzz Aldrin Pair of Signed Photographs9070 - Buzz Aldrin Pair of Signed Photographs
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Two official color NASA lithographs: a 10 x 8 of Aldrin standing on the lunar surface next to the American flag, signed and inscribed in gold ink to C
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Michael Collins Signed Photograph9071 - Michael Collins Signed Photograph
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Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Collins posing in his white space suit against a lunar backdrop, signed in black felt tip, "M. Collins...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Apollo 11 Crew-Signed 'Footprints on the Moon' Book9072 - Apollo 11 Crew-Signed 'Footprints on the Moon' Book
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Amazing signed book: Footprints on the Moon. NY: American Book–Stratford Press, 1969. Hardcover with dust jacket, 9.5 x 12.25, 214 pages. Signed on th
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins Signed 'Footprints on the Moon' Book9073 - Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins Signed 'Footprints on the Moon' Book
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Signed book: Footprints on the Moon. NY: American Book–Stratford Press, 1969. Hardcover with dust jacket, 9.5 x 12.25, 214 pages. Signed on the title
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Michael Collins Signed 'Footprints on the Moon' Book9074 - Michael Collins Signed 'Footprints on the Moon' Book
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Signed book: Footprints on the Moon. NY: American Book–Stratford Press, 1969. Hardcover with dust jacket, 9.5 x 12.25, 214 pages. Signed on the title
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Apollo 11: Wernher von Braun 1969 Typed Letter Signed9075 - Apollo 11: Wernher von Braun 1969 Typed Letter Signed
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TLS, two pages, 8 x 10.5, NASA letterhead, August 2, 1969. Letter to Major General Julius Klein, in part: "Please accept my thanks for your cor...
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Estimates : 3,500.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Neil Armstrong 1970 Typed Letter Signed9076 - Neil Armstrong 1970 Typed Letter Signed
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TLS, one page, 8 x 10.5, NASA letterhead, December 4, 1970. Letter to Bill Lende, "Henry Willard Lende, Jr.," in part: "Thank you for...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Michael Collins 1972 Typed Letter Signed9077 - Michael Collins 1972 Typed Letter Signed
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TLS signed "M. Collins," one page, 7 x 9, National Air and Space Museum letterhead, February 23, 1972. Letter of thanks to Congressman Jos...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Buzz Aldrin 1976 Typed Letter Signed9078 - Buzz Aldrin 1976 Typed Letter Signed
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TLS, one page, 6 x 9, Research and Engineering Consultants, Inc. letterhead, March 4, 1976. Letter to Phyllis Norbatt, in full: "Being on the m...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Neil Armstrong 1979 Typed Letter Signed9079 - Neil Armstrong 1979 Typed Letter Signed
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TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, University of Cincinnati letterhead, April 2, 1979. Letter to Richard L. McElroy at the Portage School in North Canton, Ohio,
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Apollo 11 Mission Report9080 - Apollo 11 Mission Report
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Staple-bound manual entitled "Apollo 11 Mission Report," MSC-00171, 8 x 10.5, approximately 300 pages, dated August 1969. The report provi...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Alan Bean 1973 Typed Letter Signed9081 - Alan Bean 1973 Typed Letter Signed
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TLS signed “Alan,” one page, 8 x 10.5, NASA letterhead, March 7, 1973. Letter to Harold Collins of the Mission Support Office in the Kennedy Space Cen
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Apollo 12 Crew Set of (3) Signed Photographs9082 - Apollo 12 Crew Set of (3) Signed Photographs
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Fantastic set of three color 8 x 10 photos of the Apollo 12 crew, including: a semi-glossy photo of LMP Bean kneeling in front of the lunar lander, si
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Charles Conrad Signed Photograph9083 - Charles Conrad Signed Photograph
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Official color 10 x 8 NASA lithograph of Conrad working on the Modular Equipment Stowage Assembly during the first Apollo 12 EVA, signed in black felt
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Charles Conrad Signed Photograph9084 - Charles Conrad Signed Photograph
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Attractive color semi-glossy 10 x 8 full-length photo of Conrad holding the American flag on the lunar surface, signed in gold ink, "Charles Co...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Alan Bean Set of (3) Signed Photographs9085 - Alan Bean Set of (3) Signed Photographs
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Three photos signed by moonwalker Alan Bean: a color glossy 10 x 8 photo of Bean's 'Straightening Our Stripes' painting, signed in the l...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Alan Bean and Charles Conrad Signed Photograph9086 - Alan Bean and Charles Conrad Signed Photograph
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Glossy 10 x 8 black and white photo of an Apollo 12 astronaut collecting soil samples, his visor showing the reflection of his fellow moonwalker, sign
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Apollo 12 Mission Report9087 - Apollo 12 Mission Report
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Staple-bound manual entitled "Apollo 12 Mission Report," MSC-01855, 8 x 10.5, approximately 300 pages, dated March 1970. The report provid...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Fred Haise 1975 Autograph Letter Signed9088 - Fred Haise 1975 Autograph Letter Signed
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ALS, two pages, 8 x 10.5, June 15, 1975. Lengthy response concerning his autographs and his missions, in part: "The astronaut mail room as per ...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Gene Kranz 1977 Typed Letter Signed9089 - Gene Kranz 1977 Typed Letter Signed
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TLS signed “Eugene F. Kranz,” one page, 8 x 10.5, NASA letterhead, August 29, 1977. Letter to John F. Meek, in part: "The badge I sent you was ...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Jack Swigert 1979 Autograph Letter Signed9090 - Jack Swigert 1979 Autograph Letter Signed
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ALS, one page, 5.5 x 8.5, personal letterhead, February 28, 1979. Kind response to an autograph request, in part: "Because you wrote such a nic...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Apollo 13 Crew-Signed Photograph9091 - Apollo 13 Crew-Signed Photograph
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Official color glossy 10 x 8 NASA photo of the original Apollo 13 prime crew, signed and inscribed in black felt tip to Padleader Guenter Wendt by Fre
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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James Lovell Signed Photograph9092 - James Lovell Signed Photograph
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Official glossy 8 x 10 black and white NASA photo of Lovell in his white space suit, signed in black felt tip. Reverse bears purple NASA caption text.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Fred Haise Signed Photograph9094 - Fred Haise Signed Photograph
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Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Haise in his white space suit, signed in black ballpoint, "Fred Haise, Apollo 13." In fine condit...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Apollo 13 Mission Report9095 - Apollo 13 Mission Report
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Staple-bound manual entitled "Apollo 13 Mission Report," MSC-02680, 8 x 10.5, approximately 125 pages, dated September 1970. The report pr...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Apollo 13 Mission Operations Report9096 - Apollo 13 Mission Operations Report
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Staple-bound manual entitled "Mission Operations Report Apollo 13," 8 x 10.5, approximately 300 pages, dated April 28, 1970. The report co...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Alan Shepard 1967 Typed Letter Signed9097 - Alan Shepard 1967 Typed Letter Signed
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TLS signed “Alan B. Shepard, Jr.,” one page, 8 x 10.5, NASA letterhead, July 26, 1967. Letter to Robert J. Glass, written during his time as chief of
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Edgar Mitchell 1969 Typed Letter Signed9098 - Edgar Mitchell 1969 Typed Letter Signed
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TLS signed “Edgar D. Mitchell,” one page, 8 x 10.5, NASA letterhead, November 24, 1969. Letter to Robert M. Ancell, Jr., in part: "I am pleased...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Stuart Roosa 1976 Typed Letter Signed9099 - Stuart Roosa 1976 Typed Letter Signed
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TLS signed “Stu,” two pages, 8 x 10.5, NASA letterhead, no date but postmarked February 16, 1976. Letter to Deke Slayton, in full: "I would lik...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Alan Shepard Signed Photograph9100 - Alan Shepard Signed Photograph
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Official color 10 x 8 NASA lithograph of Shepard posing in his white space suit against a starry backdrop and the Apollo 14 mission insignia, signed a
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Alan Shepard Signed Photograph9102 - Alan Shepard Signed Photograph
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Official color glossy 10 x 8 NASA photo of Shepard posing in his white space suit against a starry backdrop and the Apollo 14 mission insignia, signed
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Edgar Mitchell Signed Photograph9103 - Edgar Mitchell Signed Photograph
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Color semi-glossy 10 x 8 full-length photo of LMP Mitchell standing next to the American flag on the lunar surface, signed in blue felt tip, "E...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Stuart Roosa Signed Photograph9104 - Stuart Roosa Signed Photograph
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Official color 10 x 8 NASA lithograph of Roosa wearing his white space suit and posing against a large Apollo 14 mission insignia, signed and inscribe
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Edgar Mitchell Pair of Signed Photographs9105 - Edgar Mitchell Pair of Signed Photographs
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Two photos: an official color 10 x 8 NASA lithograph of Mitchell wearing his white space suit and posing in front of a large Apollo 14 mission emblem,
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Apollo 14 Mission Report9106 - Apollo 14 Mission Report
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Staple-bound manual entitled "Apollo 14 Mission Report," MSC-04112, 8 x 10.5, approximately 220 pages, dated May 1971. The report provides...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Jim Irwin 1966 Autograph Letter Signed9107 - Jim Irwin 1966 Autograph Letter Signed
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ALS signed “Jim Irwin,” two pages, 8 x 10.5, NASA letterhead, September 13, 1966. Letter to J. Duane Upton, in part: "I am honored to be able t...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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