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Explorer I: James Van Allen Signed Complex 26 Fragment

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Explorer I: James Van Allen Signed Complex 26 Fragment

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Auction Date:2017 Apr 20 @ 18:00 (UTC-5 : EST/CDT)
Location:236 Commercial St., Suite 100, Boston, Massachusetts, 02109, United States
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
Metal fragment removed from the Complex 26 gantry for the launch of the Explorer I satellite, .75 x .5, affixed to an off-white 6.25 x 3.5 presentation card, signed along the top in black ballpoint, “James A. Van Allen, 2/93.” In fine condition. Explorer 1 was the first satellite launched by the United States in 1958. It discovered the Van Allen Radiation Belt. Pre-certified Zarelli Space Authentication.