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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Michael Collins Original Painting9165 - Michael Collins Original Painting
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Lovely watercolor painting entitled 'Potomac Inlet' showing a serene body of water reflecting the surrounding trees, 9.5 x 13.5, signed in b...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Apollo 12 Set of (4) Original Vintage NASA Contact Sheets9166 - Apollo 12 Set of (4) Original Vintage NASA Contact Sheets
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Collection of four original vintage glossy 8 x 10 contact sheet prints of photographs taken during Apollo 12 training, each sheet featuring twelve dif
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Dave Scott's Apollo 12 Training-Used Lunar Orbit Star Chart9167 - Dave Scott's Apollo 12 Training-Used Lunar Orbit Star Chart
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Dave Scott's training-used star chart marked "Apollo 12 CSM & LM Lunar Orbit Star Chart, Nov 14, 1969 Launch, Preliminary, September 8,...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Apollo 13 Flown Texas Flag Signed by Lovell and Swigert9168 - Apollo 13 Flown Texas Flag Signed by Lovell and Swigert
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Sought-after flown Texas flag carried on the Apollo 13 mission, 5.5 x 3.75, affixed to its original 9.5 x 11.5 mount, signed and inscribed on the moun
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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James Lovell and Fred Haise Apollo 13 Training-Used Dictionary Page9169 - James Lovell and Fred Haise Apollo 13 Training-Used Dictionary Page
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Training page removed from the Apollo 13 Lunar Module Flight Crew G & N Dictionary, 6 x 7.75, with a basic date of January 5, 1970, and a change...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Apollo 13 Flown 1936 Quarter9170 - Apollo 13 Flown 1936 Quarter
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Flown 1936 United States quarter carried on the harrowing Apollo 13 mission, set into a wooden 8.75 x 6 mount beneath a clear plastic shield, with a g
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Fred Haise Signed Flight Chart9171 - Fred Haise Signed Flight Chart
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Official Apollo 13 Lunar Orbital Science Flight Chart, 43 x 21.5, signed in black felt tip, "'The Lunar Orbits we didn't get to make!&#...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Edgar Mitchell's Apollo 14 Flown Patch and Signed Display9172 - Edgar Mitchell's Apollo 14 Flown Patch and Signed Display
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Flown embroidered Apollo 14 mission patch carried into lunar orbit aboard the Command Module Kitty Hawk during the Apollo 14 mission, measuring 4 x 3.
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Apollo 14: Shepard and Mitchell Pair of Name Tags9173 - Apollo 14: Shepard and Mitchell Pair of Name Tags
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Pair of Beta cloth name tags for the Apollo 14 moonwalkers, each measuring 7.5 x 2.5, including: a red name tag for Commander Alan Shepard, "A....
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Dave Scott’s Apollo 15 Lunar Surface-Flown License Plate Crew-Signed Display9174 - Dave Scott’s Apollo 15 Lunar Surface-Flown License Plate Crew-Signed Display
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Flown aluminum 'lunar rover license plate' carried to the lunar surface on Apollo 15 from the collection of Commander Dave Scott, 1.25 x .75...
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Estimates : 15,000.00 - 20,000.00
 
 
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Dave Scott's Apollo 15 Lunar Orbit-Flown CSM Systems Data Book9175 - Dave Scott's Apollo 15 Lunar Orbit-Flown CSM Systems Data Book
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Dave Scott's ring-bound flown CSM Systems Data manual carried into lunar orbit aboard the Command Module Endeavour during the Apollo 15 mission,...
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Estimates : 50,000.00 - 60,000.00
 
 
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Dave Scott's Apollo 15 Lunar Surface-Flown Snoopy Pin Signed Display9176 - Dave Scott's Apollo 15 Lunar Surface-Flown Snoopy Pin Signed Display
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Flown silver Snoopy pin carried to the lunar surface on Apollo 15 from the collection of Commander Dave Scott, affixed to a large 13.5 x 17 mount alon
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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Dave Scott's Lunar Surface-Flown Large 'Mission Rules' Cue Card9177 - Dave Scott's Lunar Surface-Flown Large 'Mission Rules' Cue Card
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Flown large double-sided "Mission Rules No-Go's" cue card carried to the lunar surface on Apollo 15, 8 x 10.5, signed and flight-certi...
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Estimates : 15,000.00 - 20,000.00
 
 
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Apollo 15-17 Extravehicular Operations Handbook9178 - Apollo 15-17 Extravehicular Operations Handbook
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Staple-bound manual entitled "Apollo Operations Handbook, Extra Vehicular Mobility Unit," 123 pages, 8 x 10.5, March 1971, with subtitle r...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Apollo 17 Flown Robbins Medal9180 - Apollo 17 Flown Robbins Medal
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Rare and historic flown sterling silver Apollo 17 Robbins medal, approximately 1.25? in diameter, featuring a raised design of the mission insignia on
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Estimates : 30,000.00 - 50,000.00
 
 
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Apollo 17 Set of (4) Original Vintage NASA Contact Sheets9181 - Apollo 17 Set of (4) Original Vintage NASA Contact Sheets
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Collection of four original vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 contact sheet prints of photos of the Apollo 17 backup and prime crews during EVA training in
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Gene Cernan's Apollo 17 Flown Entry-to-Earth Cue Cards9182 - Gene Cernan's Apollo 17 Flown Entry-to-Earth Cue Cards
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Remarkable set of three Command Module cue cards flown and used on the return of Apollo 17, the final flight of the golden age of the Apollo lunar lan
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Estimates : 12,000.00 - 14,000.00
 
 
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Gene Cernan's Apollo 17 Flown Lunar Landmark Map9183 - Gene Cernan's Apollo 17 Flown Lunar Landmark Map
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Lunar orbit flown lunar landmark map carried aboard the Command Module America during the Apollo 17 mission, 10.5 x 8, with left border bearing an aff
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Apollo 17: Cernan and Schmitt Pair of Name Tags9184 - Apollo 17: Cernan and Schmitt Pair of Name Tags
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Pair of Beta cloth name tags for the Apollo 17 moonwalkers, each measuring 7.5 x 2.5, including: a red name tag for Commander Gene Cernan, "E. ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Apollo 17 Roll of SIMBAY Film9185 - Apollo 17 Roll of SIMBAY Film
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Roll of direct negatives of the lunar landscape taken by the panoramic camera in the Scientific Instrument Module (SIM) Bay of the Apollo 17 CSM, in i
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Gene Cernan's Collection of (7) Signed Books9186 - Gene Cernan's Collection of (7) Signed Books
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Group of seven books from the personal collection of moonwalker Gene Cernan, each signed on an opening page or the front pastedown in ink below his ow
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Gene Cernan's Collection of (7) Signed Books9187 - Gene Cernan's Collection of (7) Signed Books
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Group of seven books from the personal collection of moonwalker Gene Cernan, each signed on an opening page or the front pastedown in ink below his ow
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Gene Cernan's Collection of (5) Signed Books9188 - Gene Cernan's Collection of (5) Signed Books
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Group of five books from the personal collection of moonwalker Gene Cernan, each signed on an opening page or the front pastedown in ink below his own
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Gene Cernan's Collection of (3) Signed Books9189 - Gene Cernan's Collection of (3) Signed Books
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Group of two books and one magazine from the personal collection of moonwalker Gene Cernan, each signed on an opening page in ink below his ownership
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Gene Cernan's Collection of (5) Signed Books9190 - Gene Cernan's Collection of (5) Signed Books
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Group of five books from the personal collection of moonwalker Gene Cernan, each signed on an opening page or the front pastedown in ink below his own
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Gene Cernan's Collection of (4) Signed Books9192 - Gene Cernan's Collection of (4) Signed Books
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Group of four books from the personal collection of moonwalker Gene Cernan, each signed on an opening page or the front pastedown in ink below his own
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Gene Cernan's Collection of (4) Signed Books9193 - Gene Cernan's Collection of (4) Signed Books
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Group of four books from the personal collection of moonwalker Gene Cernan, each signed on an opening page or the front pastedown in ink below his own
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Gene Cernan's Collection of (5) Signed Books9194 - Gene Cernan's Collection of (5) Signed Books
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Group of five books from the personal collection of moonwalker Gene Cernan, each signed on an opening page or the front pastedown in ink below his own
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Gene Cernan's Collection of (6) Signed Books9195 - Gene Cernan's Collection of (6) Signed Books
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Group of six books from the personal collection of moonwalker Gene Cernan, each signed on an opening page or the front pastedown in ink below his owne
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Jack King's Apollo Badge Collection9196 - Jack King's Apollo Badge Collection
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Kennedy Space Center Chief of Public Information during projects Mercury, Gemini and Apollo (1931–2015) who provided public announcements and commenta
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Edgar Mitchell's Apollo 15 Flown Beta Cloth Swatch9197 - Edgar Mitchell's Apollo 15 Flown Beta Cloth Swatch
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Flown beta cloth swatch carried to the lunar surface aboard the Apollo 14 Command Module Kitty Hawk, approximately .5 x .5. Encased in a limited editi
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Paul Weitz's Group of (5) Signed Beta Cloths and Manual9198 - Paul Weitz's Group of (5) Signed Beta Cloths and Manual
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Five Beta cloth swatches bearing 3.5? diameter Skylab I (SL-2) mission insignias in the center, each approximately 9 x 9, all signed in black felt tip
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Manned Orbiting Laboratory Signed Photograph9199 - Manned Orbiting Laboratory Signed Photograph
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Satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of an artistic depiction of the Manned Orbiting Labor, signed in black felt tip by Richard Truly and Al Crews, and in gold i
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Skylab 4: Bill Pogue's Air Force Academy Archive and NASA Training Workbook9200 - Skylab 4: Bill Pogue's Air Force Academy Archive and NASA Training Workbook
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Massive academic binder used by Skylab 4 Pilot Bill Pogue during his employment as an assistant professor in the United States Air Force Academy’s mat
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Space Shuttle Signed Book9202 - Space Shuttle Signed Book
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Signed book: Space Shuttle: The First 20 Years. London: DK Publishing, 2002. Hardcover with dust jacket, 9.5 x 11.5, 320 pages. Signed on the opening
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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NASA Group of (4) Books and Manuals9203 - NASA Group of (4) Books and Manuals
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Four items: a staple-bound 1975 press packet for the Apollo–Soyuz Test Project, 203 pages, 8 x 10.5, signed on the front cover in black felt tip, &q...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Apollo-Soyuz: Deke Slayton's Flown Patch9204 - Apollo-Soyuz: Deke Slayton's Flown Patch
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Deke Slayton's flown embroidered Apollo–Soyuz Test Project mission patch carried aboard the Apollo CSM-111 for nine days in space, measuring 4? ...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Skylab 2: Charles Conrad's Flown Patch9205 - Skylab 2: Charles Conrad's Flown Patch
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Charles Conrad's flown embroidered Skylab 1 mission patch carried aboard the Skylab spacecraft for 28 straight days, measuring 4.25? in diameter...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Russian High Altitude Pressure Suit9206 - Russian High Altitude Pressure Suit
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Outer shell of a Russian VMSK-4-15 sea survival high altitude flight suit. This suit is designed to provide individual life support to aircraft crews
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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STS-41-D Flown Patch9207 - STS-41-D Flown Patch
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Flown embroidered STS-41-D mission patch carried aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery from August 30 to September 5, 1984, measuring 4.25? in diameter a
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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STS-88 Flown Flag and Signed Display9208 - STS-88 Flown Flag and Signed Display
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Flown American flag carried aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour on STS-88, 5.75 x 4.25, affixed to a color 16.5 x 12.5 composite photo commemorating th
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Cece Bibby Original Mercury Program Painting9209 - Cece Bibby Original Mercury Program Painting
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Limited edition original painting of the Friendship 7, Aurora 7, and Sigma 7 mission emblems, accomplished in acrylic on a 17.25 x 13.25 artist’s canv
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Mort Kunstler Original Painting of John Glenn9210 - Mort Kunstler Original Painting of John Glenn
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Magnificent original painting by Mort Kuntsler of John Glenn wearing his Mercury space suit in front of his Friendship 7 capsule, acrylic on cold pres
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Mark Schuler Original 'First Man in Space' Painting9211 - Mark Schuler Original 'First Man in Space' Painting
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Highly appealing original painting by Mark Schuler entitled 'First Man in Space,' showing legendary cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin with a determined...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Mark Schuler Original Apollo 15 'First Manned Lunar Vehicle' Painting9212 - Mark Schuler Original Apollo 15 'First Manned Lunar Vehicle' Painting
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Highly appealing original painting by Mark Schuler entitled 'First Manned Lunar Vehicle 1971,' showing an Apollo 15 astronaut driving the lu...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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John Platt Original Painting9213 - John Platt Original Painting
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Attractive original mixed media painting by John Platt of an Apollo spacecraft with Command/Service Module and Lunar Module floating above the surface
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Vladimir Dzhanibekov and Sergey Korolyov Original Painting9214 - Vladimir Dzhanibekov and Sergey Korolyov Original Painting
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Prolific cosmonaut (born 1942) who made five Soyuz flights and is now renowned for his space artwork. Fantastic original painting by Dzhanibekov, wate
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Northwest Africa Lunar Meteorite9216 - Northwest Africa Lunar Meteorite
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Supremely desirable NWA 10495 lunar meteorite (feldspathic breccia), a whole stone recently found in Northwest Africa. The exceptionally fine complete
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Seymchan Pallasite Siderite Meteorite Slice9217 - Seymchan Pallasite Siderite Meteorite Slice
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Seymchan pallasite siderite meteorite (Russia) slice, beautifully etched on both faces to reveal a complex lattice-like Widmanstatten pattern. The ful
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Campo del Cielo Iron Meteorite9218 - Campo del Cielo Iron Meteorite
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Fabulous Campo del Cielo iron meteorite (Argentina) with an unusual pyramidal shape and outstanding sculptural surface features; the surface is entire
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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