One Giant Leap: Celebrating Space Exploration 50 Years after Apollo 11

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Date of the auction: 18.07.2019

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LUNAR SURFACE – Lunar Chart LPC-1 . Aeronautical Chart and Information...

LUNAR SURFACE – Lunar Chart LPC-1 . Aeronautical Chart and Information Center, USAF for NASA, March 1970. Large lunar chart illustrating the entire surface, including two stereographic projections of the North and South poles, signed by eleven lunar voyagers. SIGNED and INSCRIBED next to their

Lot #: 117

Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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ARMSTRONG, Neil – Typed letter signed (''Neil Armstrong'') to Thomas...

ARMSTRONG, Neil – Typed letter signed ("Neil Armstrong") to Thomas Stafford, Cincinnati, 5 December 1973. [With:] Two Christmas cards from the Armstrong family to the Stafford family. "Dear Tom: I’ve been following your progress in Russia by way of the news accounts, which indicate that you’re

Lot #: 118

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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ARMSTRONG, Neil – Signed photograph (“Neil Armstrong”) inscribed to...

ARMSTRONG, Neil – Signed photograph (“Neil Armstrong”) inscribed to Catherine Saxton, n.p., c.1976. Neil Armstrong inscribed photograph of Paul Calle’s 1969 sketch of the Apollo 11 Astronaut on Launch Day, 16 July 1969. Armstrong inscribes the photograph “To Catherine Saxton – With Sincere Thanks

Lot #: 119

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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ARMSTRONG, Neil. Autograph endorsement signed (“Neil Armstrong”) at the...

ARMSTRONG, Neil. Autograph endorsement signed (“Neil Armstrong”) at the conclusion of Erwin J. ADE. Typed letter signed ("Jerry") to Neil Armstrong, New York, 11 November 1976 – LINDBERGH, Anne Morrow (1906-2001) Autograph manuscript signed ("A.M.L."), n.p., n.d. – Typescript signed ("Anne Morrow

Lot #: 120

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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BUZZ ALDRIN – Group of books written and signed by Buzz Aldrin.

BUZZ ALDRIN – Group of books written and signed by Buzz Aldrin. A collection of five books AUTHORED and SIGNED by Gemini 12 pilot and Apollo 11 Lunar Module Pilot Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin. Further details on the contents of this lot: 1) Armstrong, Neil, Collins, Michael and Aldrin, Edwin E. First on

Lot #: 122

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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APOLLO EXPEDITIONS – Cortwright, Edgar M. Apollo Expeditions to the Moon...

APOLLO EXPEDITIONS – Cortwright, Edgar M. Apollo Expeditions to the Moon (NASA SP-350) . Washington: NASA, 1975. A profile on the Apollo missions, signed by astronauts from every manned Apollo flight. SIGNED and INSCRIBED with their individual Apollo flight numbers by Buzz ALDRIN, Alan BEAN, Gene

Lot #: 125

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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MOON PICTURE BOOK – Chappell, Russell E. Apollo (NASA EP-100). Washington...

MOON PICTURE BOOK – Chappell, Russell E. Apollo (NASA EP-100). Washington: NASA Office of Public Affairs, 1973. A celebratory publication with over 100 photographs illustrating the Apollo missions, signed by astronauts. With eleven Apollo astronaut signatures on the front end papers. To signify

Lot #: 127

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER – Benson, Charles D. and Flaherty, William B...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER – Benson, Charles D. and Flaherty, William B. Moonport: A History of Apollo Launch Facilities and Operations (NASA SP-4204). Washington: NASA, 1978. From the library of Fred Durant, who assisted von Braun's Explorer I launch effort, an account of the launch facilities and

Lot #: 129

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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SATURN VEHICLE – Bilstein, Roger E. Stages to Saturn: A Technological...

SATURN VEHICLE – Bilstein, Roger E. Stages to Saturn: A Technological History of the Apollo/Saturn Launch Vehicles (NASA SP-4206). Washington: NASA, 1980. History of Saturn V, the spacecraft that took astronauts to the Moon. SIGNED and INSCRIBED with their Apollo Saturn vehicle number(s) by Saturn V

Lot #: 130

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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APOLLO SPACECRAFT – BROOKS, C.G., GRIMWOOD, J.M., and SWENSON, L.S...

APOLLO SPACECRAFT – BROOKS, C.G., GRIMWOOD, J.M., and SWENSON, L.S. Chariots for Apollo: A History of Manned Lunar Spacecraft (NASA SP-4205). Washington: NASA, 1979. Covering the efforts and challenges surrounding the development and construction of the Apollo space vehicles, signed by seventeen

Lot #: 131

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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APOLLO SPACECRAFT – ERTEL, Ivan D., et al. The Apollo Spacecraft: A...

APOLLO SPACECRAFT – ERTEL, Ivan D., et al. The Apollo Spacecraft: A Chronology (NASA SP-4009) . Washington: NASA, 1969-1978. SIGNED by a member of every Apollo crew, a rare complete set of this history of the vehicles that resulted in the 1969 Moon landing. Volume variously INSCRIBED and/or SIGNED

Lot #: 132

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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LUNAR LANDING LITERATURE – Bedini, Silvio, von Braun, Wernher, and Whipple...

LUNAR LANDING LITERATURE – Bedini, Silvio, von Braun, Wernher, and Whipple, Fred. Moon, Man's Greatest Adventure . New York: Harry Abrams, 1973. Profusely illustrated history of the lunar landing, co-authored by one of the most central figures in space flight's early development. SIGNED and

Lot #: 135

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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ROCKETS AND MISSILES – Baker, David. The Rocket, the History and...

ROCKETS AND MISSILES – Baker, David. The Rocket, the History and Development of Rocket and Missile Technology . New York: Crown Publishers, 1978. One of the most comprehensive works ever published on rocket and missile technology, signed by astronauts. SIGNED and INSCRIBED with their launch vehicle

Lot #: 136

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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MANNED SPACE FLIGHTS – Baker, David. The History of Manned Space Flight...

MANNED SPACE FLIGHTS – Baker, David. The History of Manned Space Flight . New York: Crown Publishers, 1981. An illustrated written account covering the first 25 years of human efforts in space exploration, signed by astronauts. SIGNED and INSCRIBED with their individual flight number(s) by Buzz

Lot #: 137

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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AMERICAN ASTRONAUT PHOTOGRAPHY – Schick, Ron and Van Haaften, Julia. The...

AMERICAN ASTRONAUT PHOTOGRAPHY – Schick, Ron and Van Haaften, Julia. The View from Space – American Astronaut Photography 1962-1972 . New York: Clarkson N. Potter Inc., 1988. The View from Space: including the astronauts' direct commentary on their own photography SIGNED and INSCRIBED with their

Lot #: 138

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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APOLLO MISSIONS – Allen, Lawrence. Man's Greatest Adventure . Selah, WA...

APOLLO MISSIONS – Allen, Lawrence. Man's Greatest Adventure . Selah, WA: BRM Selah Corporation, 1974. A photographic odyssey covering the Apollo flights to the moon, with the forward by astronaut James Lovell. SIGNED and INSCRIBED with their individual flight number(s) by: Buzz ALDRIN, Fred HAISE

Lot #: 140

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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FLOWN ON APOLLO 12 – Cloth mission emblem.

FLOWN ON APOLLO 12 – Cloth mission emblem. This emblem accompanied Charles Conrad on his expedition to the Moon which spent over 31 hours on the lunar surface. The Apollo 12 crew consisted of all naval officers, thus their mission emblem design was decided on a multi-sailed clipper ship flying above

Lot #: 143

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$20,000

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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FLOWN ON APOLLO 12 – Lunar Module Interim Stowage Strap with Lunar Dust.

FLOWN ON APOLLO 12 – Lunar Module Interim Stowage Strap with Lunar Dust. Used aboard the Lunar Module Intrepid, this dusty strap logged over 31 hours on the Moon. Apollo 12 was the first lunar landing to perform two extensive surface explorations. During these Conrad and Bean accumulated a large

Lot #: 144

Estimate: US$60,000 - US$90,000

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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FLOWN ON APOLLO 12 – Data file clip.

FLOWN ON APOLLO 12 – Data file clip. Used aboard the Lunar Module Intrepid and containing a Velcro patch that retained lunar-exposed material. Charles Conrad and Alan Bean spent nearly 8 hours on the lunar surface during two extensive surface explorations, resulting in a coating of lunar dust on

Lot #: 145

Estimate: US$60,000 - US$90,000

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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FLOWN ON APOLLO 12 – 70mm Hasselblad film segment, 1969.

FLOWN ON APOLLO 12 – 70mm Hasselblad film segment, 1969. Carried on board and to the surface of the Moon on the Intrepid. The segment is taped to an accompanying certificate, issued and signed by Richard W. Underwood, Supervisory Aerospace Technologist at the NASA Manned Space Center in Houston

Lot #: 146

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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LUNAR MODULE ASCENT – LM Ascent Monitoring Chart – LMA, 14 November 1969...

LUNAR MODULE ASCENT – LM Ascent Monitoring Chart – LMA, 14 November 1969 Launch, Landing Site No. 7. 3 October 1969. Apollo 12 path, leaving the Moon surface to rendezvous with CSM Yankee Clipper . SIGNED and INSCRIBED by Alan BEAN and Charles CONRAD. The landing site 7 ellipse is at the bottom with

Lot #: 152

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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FLOWN ON APOLLO 13 – Sun shade component.

FLOWN ON APOLLO 13 – Sun shade component. A flown window shade component from the Apollo 13 Lunar Module. Fred Haise, along with the rest of the Apollo 13 crew, spent most of the mission aboard the Lunar Module because the Service Module had lost electrical power, and thus, heat. [With:] Fred

Lot #: 156

Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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FLOWN ON APOLLO 13 – A silver Robbins Medallion struck for Apollo 13...

FLOWN ON APOLLO 13 – A silver Robbins Medallion struck for Apollo 13, bearing serial number 174, April 1970. A flown Apollo 13 Robbins Medallion. The obverse bears the mission emblem of three horses above the moon designed by artist Lumen Winter. The reverse notes the mission start and end dates (11

Lot #: 158

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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APOLLO 13 STAR CHART – Apollo 13, LM LO-2 HR, 11 April 70 Launch . Star...

APOLLO 13 STAR CHART – Apollo 13, LM LO-2 HR, 11 April 70 Launch . Star chart signed. Designed to prepare astronauts piloting the Lunar Module for lift-off from the Moon. SIGNED and INSCRIBED: " Used in training for Apollo 13, Fred Haise, Apollo 13 LMP ." Constructed of two plastic disks with a

Lot #: 162

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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FLOWN ON APOLLO 14 – A camera lens dust brush used on the lunar surface...

FLOWN ON APOLLO 14 – A camera lens dust brush used on the lunar surface during the Apollo 14 mission, 31 January to 9 February 1971. A rare lunar surface carried exploration tool embedded with lunar dust, presented to Fred Haise by the crew of Apollo 14 as a gesture of thanks for his support work

Lot #: 170

Estimate: US$125,000 - US$175,000

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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DOCKING RING CHARGE HOLDER – Charge Holder, S/C 110. North American...

DOCKING RING CHARGE HOLDER – Charge Holder, S/C 110. North American Rockwell, 1971. A pyrotechnic charge holder used to conduct explosive tests after docking problems encountered during the Apollo 14 flight. An Apollo flight profile required certain procedures that were most efficiently performed by

Lot #: 173

Estimate: US$7,000 - US$9,000

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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APOLLO 14 FLIGHT CHARTS – Three charts, two Earth and one lunar, [1970].

APOLLO 14 FLIGHT CHARTS – Three charts, two Earth and one lunar, [1970]. Apollo 14 charts, all SIGNED and INSCRIBED by Edgar MITCHELL. This group provides a better understanding of the path Apollo 14 traveled, from ground to Earth and lunar orbits, and to the final landing site, as well as the

Lot #: 174

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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APOLLO 14 MISSION CHARTS – Lunar Orbit Science Contingency Flight Chart...

APOLLO 14 MISSION CHARTS – Lunar Orbit Science Contingency Flight Chart (LSC), Sheet 1 of 2, Apollo Mission 14, January 31, 1971 Launch Date. Aeronautical Chart and Information Center, USAF for NASA, 4 December 1970. [With:] Littrow, Lunar Topographic Orthophotomap . Defense Mapping Agency for NASA

Lot #: 176

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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APOLLO 16 LANDING SITE – NASA, Descartes, Lunar Topographic Map. U.S. Army...

APOLLO 16 LANDING SITE – NASA, Descartes, Lunar Topographic Map. U.S. Army Topographic Command or NASA, March 1972. Color lithographed map in transverse Mercator Projection with a detailed legend. INSCRIBED and SIGNED near the Apollo 16 landing area: " Descartes and the Cayley Plains, Fifth Lunar

Lot #: 183

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 18 Jul 2019

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TAURUS LITTROW VALLEY – Lunar Topographic Photomap. Taurus Littrow...

TAURUS LITTROW VALLEY – Lunar Topographic Photomap. Taurus Littrow . Washington: Defense Mapping Agency Topographic Center, September 1972. A magnificent Taurus Littrow Valley map of the Moon. INSCRIBED and SIGNED: “ The valley of Taurus Littrow. Last lunar footsteps of the 20th Century. Gene

Lot #: 188

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,500

Date: 18 Jul 2019