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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ARMSTRONG, Neil (1930-2012). Photograph signed (“Neil Armstrong”). [Kennedy...

ARMSTRONG, Neil (1930-2012). Photograph signed (“Neil Armstrong”). [Kennedy Space Center, 19 June 1969.] A superb signed photograph of Neil Armstrong in spacesuit during Lunar Module Simulator training just under a month before Apollo 11 launch. A full-scale Lunar Module Flight Simulator was located in the Flight Crew Training Building at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida. Armstrong was there...

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

Date: 18 Jul 2019

ARMSTRONG, Neil. Collection of vintage NASA press photographs, 1969.

ARMSTRONG, Neil. Collection of vintage NASA press photographs, 1969. Twenty NASA press release photographs of Commander Armstrong during Apollo 11 activities. Includes extensive launch day and training activities, in space suits and in plain clothes. A complete list is available online or by request. 20 photographs, 8 by 10 inches, all black and white prints with blue mimeographed captions on...

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

Date: 18 Jul 2019

LUNAR MODULE – Apollo Spacecraft News Reference. NASA Manned Spacecraft...

LUNAR MODULE – Apollo Spacecraft News Reference. NASA Manned Spacecraft Center and Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corp. of Bethpage, Long Island, 1966. A Lunar Module (LM) news media guide signed by moonwalkers, Lunar Module pilots, and additional Apollo astronauts. The “APOLLO SPACECRAFT” tab is SIGNED and INSCRIBED with individual Apollo mission numbers by: Buzz ALDRIN, Alan BEAN, Edgar MITCHELL...

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

Date: 18 Jul 2019

LUNAR SURFACE VIEW – LM Descent Monitoring Chart – Sheet 2, 16 July 1969...

LUNAR SURFACE VIEW – LM Descent Monitoring Chart – Sheet 2, 16 July 1969 Launch Date, Landing Site No. 2, Edition 1. Aeronautical Chart and Information Center, USAF for NASA, 1969. A superb visual presentation of the views from Armstrong and Aldrin's Lunar Module windows as they piloted Eagle to land on the Moon. A chart showing the Eagle's ground track, SIGNED and INSCRIBED by Buzz ALDRIN with...

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

Date: 18 Jul 2019

THE LANDING SITE – Julius Caesar, Lunar Shaded Relief . Defense Mapping...

THE LANDING SITE – Julius Caesar, Lunar Shaded Relief . Defense Mapping Agency for NASA, September 1978. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Buzz ALDRIN with an “X” near the words “Tranquillity Base, July 20-21, 1969, Buzz Aldrin.” The relatively smooth area of Mare Tranquillitatis is located in the center and right side of the chart and the heavily cratered and mountainous region of the central lunar...

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

Date: 18 Jul 2019

LUNAR MODULE BLUEPRINT – Lunar Module Blueprint LDW340-55002-C. Flight Data...

LUNAR MODULE BLUEPRINT – Lunar Module Blueprint LDW340-55002-C. Flight Data File . Bethpage, NY: Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corp., n.d. Early plans for stowage of flight tools and manuals aboard the LM-5 ( Eagle ). This blueprint has early planning for storage locations of critical flight manuals and crew equipment to enable the first lunar landing. The left side has a three-dimensional drawing...

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

Date: 18 Jul 2019

STOWAGE LIST – Apollo 11, Apollo Stowage List Revision Notice, Mission AS...

STOWAGE LIST – Apollo 11, Apollo Stowage List Revision Notice, Mission AS 506, CM107/LM-5. Houston: Manned Spacecraft Center and Boeing Company, 8 July 1969. The Apollo 11 Stowage List for flight manuals and components, including placement and use of the Apollo 11 Lunar Module Timeline Book. SIGNED and INSCRIBED: “Buzz ALDRIN, LMP” on the front cover. The movement of the Apollo 11 LM Timeline Book...

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

Date: 18 Jul 2019

LUNAR PLAQUE – NASA test model for the Apollo 11 commemorative lunar...

LUNAR PLAQUE – NASA test model for the Apollo 11 commemorative lunar plaque. [Manned Spacecraft Center, Technical Services Center, 1969.] “We Came In Peace For All Mankind.” A production test model bearing Earth’s message left on the Moon. The plaque reads: “Here Men From The Planet Earth First Set Foot Upon The Moon, July 1969, A.D. We Came In Peace For All Mankind.” Below this writing are the...

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

Date: 18 Jul 2019

TRANQUILITY BASE – Photograph signed and inscribed (''Tranquillity Base...

TRANQUILITY BASE – Photograph signed and inscribed ("Tranquillity Base, July 20, 1969, Buzz Aldrin"). The iconic picture of Buzz Aldrin by Neil Armstrong inscribed by Aldrin with Armstrong’s name for the landing site. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Buzz ALDRIN, “Tranquillity Base, July 20, 1969, Buzz Aldrin .” Buzz Aldrin was photographed by Neil Armstrong shortly after both began exploring the surface...

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

Date: 18 Jul 2019

ARMSTRONG, Neil and COLLINS, Michael. Photograph signed. Kennedy Space...

ARMSTRONG, Neil and COLLINS, Michael. Photograph signed. Kennedy Space Center, 16 July 1969. Armstrong and Collins enjoy their launch-day breakfast: steak and eggs. SIGNED by Neil ARMSTRONG and Mike COLLINS. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Mike Collins enjoy breakfast prior to their launch to the Moon at the Kennedy Space Center. In addition to his traditional steak and eggs, Armstrong has...

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

Date: 18 Jul 2019

THE TIMELINE BOOK – Apollo 11 LM Timeline Book . [Houston:] Manned...

THE TIMELINE BOOK – Apollo 11 LM Timeline Book . [Houston:] Manned Spacecraft Center, Flight Planning Branch, 19 June-12 July 1969. Flown aboard the Lunar Module Eagle and annotated by astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin in real time, 20-21 July 1969, the Timeline Book is the most important manual used to accomplish the National goal of landing man on the Moon and returning him safely to...

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

Date: 18 Jul 2019

MERCURY SEVEN – Photograph signed by three Mercury astronauts. [Taken in...

MERCURY SEVEN – Photograph signed by three Mercury astronauts. [Taken in 1959.] The Original Seven —iconic image of the first U.S. astronauts in their Mercury Space Suits. A handsome and large print, SIGNED by Scott CARPENTER, Wally SCHIRRA, and Gordon COOPER. Cooper has also inscribed, “The Original Seven.” Front row from left to right are Wally Schirra, Donald “Deke” Slayton, John Glenn, and...

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

Date: 18 Jul 2019

MERCURY AVIATORS – Photograph signed by three Mercury astronauts. [Taken in...

MERCURY AVIATORS – Photograph signed by three Mercury astronauts. [Taken in 1961.] One of the earliest photographs of all seven Mercury astronauts, signed by three with individual spacecraft names. A large print of the Mercury Seven posing in front of an F-106 jet. They are wearing aircraft flight gear issued by their particular branch of the armed services. Gordon Cooper is noted for saying that...

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

Date: 18 Jul 2019

MERCURY HEAT SHIELD – E. O. Extension Drawing . St. Louis: McDonnell...

MERCURY HEAT SHIELD – E. O. Extension Drawing . St. Louis: McDonnell Aircraft Corporation, 24-25 March 1961. Mercury heat shield blueprint signed by three Mercury astronauts and the Mercury spacecraft designer. SIGNED by Scott CARPENTER and Wally SCHIRRA. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by Gordon COOPER and Max FAGET. Dr. Max Faget (1921-2004) was co-designer of the Mercury spacecraft and was given a United...

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

Date: 18 Jul 2019

MERCURY FLIGHT OPERATIONS MANUAL – NASA Project Mercury Capsule Flight...

MERCURY FLIGHT OPERATIONS MANUAL – NASA Project Mercury Capsule Flight Operations Manual, Capsule 7, SEDR 109-7 . St. Louis: McDonnell Aircraft Corporation, 15 August 1960. Flight operations manual issued for America's first manned space flight. This manual contains all critical procedures to accomplish the U.S. first manned space flight, Freedom 7 . Comprising three main sections, with the first...

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

Date: 18 Jul 2019

MERCURY STAMP – Postal envelope signed. Cape Canaveral First Day of Issue...

MERCURY STAMP – Postal envelope signed. Cape Canaveral First Day of Issue postmark dated 20 February 1962. Signed envelope with Mercury stamp released for Mercury Atlas 6, John Glenn's orbital flight. SIGNED by Scott CARPENTER, Gordon COOPER, John GLENN, Wally SCHIRRA, D. K. SLAYTON, and Alan SHEPARD. The envelope has the 4 cent "U.S. Man in Space, Project Mercury" stamp. The stamp was released on...

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

Date: 18 Jul 2019

MERCURY PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS. Four photographs variously signed by astronauts.

MERCURY PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS. Four photographs variously signed by astronauts. Press release photographs signed by all four astronauts who made the Mercury orbital flights. Each of the four photographs is INSCRIBED and/or SIGNED by a Mercury astronaut, being of John GLENN in space suit during Friendship 7 training; Scott CARPENTER testing the fit of his space suit and helmet; Gordon COOPER connecting...

Price: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 18 Jul 2019

SIGMA 7 ORBITAL CHART – Mercury Orbit Chart MOC-4 . USAF Aeronautical Chart...

SIGMA 7 ORBITAL CHART – Mercury Orbit Chart MOC-4 . USAF Aeronautical Chart and Information Center for NASA, June 1962. Orbital chart on which Wally Schirra records his Sigma 7 launch and landing times, along with flight comments. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by Wally SCHIRRA. All six orbits of the Mercury Atlas 8 flight are plotted with circles representing the ground coverage foot print of the Mercury...

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

Date: 18 Jul 2019

FAITH 7 ORBITAL CHART – Mercury Orbit Chart MOC-6, 1st Edition . USAF...

FAITH 7 ORBITAL CHART – Mercury Orbit Chart MOC-6, 1st Edition . USAF Aeronautical Chart and Information Center for NASA, February 1963. Orbital chart on which Gordon Cooper records Faith 7 launch and landing times, along with other flight comments. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by Gordon COOPER: “ I have liftoff and the clock is operating … Faith 7 on the way! " All 22 orbits of the Mercury Atlas 9 flight...

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

Date: 18 Jul 2019

PROJECT MERCURY. Four books signed and inscribed by astronauts.

PROJECT MERCURY. Four books signed and inscribed by astronauts. A collection of books that covers flight results, chronology, and the full history of project Mercury. Two of the four books are SIGNED and INSCRIBED by Gordon COOPER, Scott CARPENTER, and/or Wally SCHIRRA. Books included with this lot: 1) Results of the First United States Manned Orbital Space Flight, February 20, 1962 . Washington...

Price: US$700 - US$900

Date: 18 Jul 2019

MERCURY SEVEN BOOK COLLECTION. Six books signed by astronauts.

MERCURY SEVEN BOOK COLLECTION. Six books signed by astronauts. Six SIGNED books, including works authored by the Mercury Seven astronauts and Mercury photo books. The books are variously SIGNED by Scott CARPENTER, Gordon COOPER, and/or Wally SCHIRRA. Books included with this lot: 1) Carpenter, Scott, et al. We Seven . New York: Simon and Schuster, 1962 . Firsthand accounts and the...

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

Date: 18 Jul 2019

MERCURY COLOR PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION. 16 photographs, each signed by the...

MERCURY COLOR PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION. 16 photographs, each signed by the astronaut depicted and many inscribed. [Taken in 1962-1963.] Signed photographs by Scott CARPENTER, Wally SCHIRRA, and Gordon COOPER. Mercury astronauts in training, in space suits and in civilian clothes. Sixteen color photographs, 8 by 10 inches each...

Price: US$1,200 - US$1,800

Date: 18 Jul 2019

SIGNED LITHOGRAPHS – BISHOP, George . Mercury Seven. And: Apollo Soyuz...

SIGNED LITHOGRAPHS – BISHOP, George . Mercury Seven. And: Apollo Soyuz . [1988.] Limited edition lithographs, one SIGNED by the Mercury astronauts and the other SIGNED by ASTP crew members Mercury is SIGNED from left to right next to their individual mission emblem by: Alan SHEPARD, Betty GRISSOM, John GLENN, D.K. SLAYTON (above the NASA emblem), Scott CARPENTER, Wally SCHIRRA, and Gordon COOPER...

Price: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 18 Jul 2019

GEMINI-TITAN 4 MISSION – Gemini Spacecraft Number Four . McDonnell Aircraft...

GEMINI-TITAN 4 MISSION – Gemini Spacecraft Number Four . McDonnell Aircraft Corp. for NASA, 15 May 1965. A Gemini press reference guide for the Gemini-Titan 4 mission, signed by five astronauts. SIGNED and INSCRIBED with their individual Gemini Titan flight numbers (GT) on the title page: "Buzz ALDRIN, GT-12" and "Gene CERNAN, GT-9." Additionally SIGNED and INSCRIBED on the contents page: "Gordon...

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

Date: 18 Jul 2019

GEMINI 4 SPACEWALK PHOTOGRAPHS. Four photographs. 1965.

GEMINI 4 SPACEWALK PHOTOGRAPHS. Four photographs. 1965. Vintage photographs by astronaut James McDivitt of the first American spacewalk: Ed White’s Extravehicular Activity (EVA) during the Gemini 4 mission on 3 June 1965. The Gemini 4 spacewalk lasted some 20 minutes, with White using a hand-held jet maneuvering gun to direct his movements. This jet can be seen in all of the photographs along with...

Price: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 18 Jul 2019

GEMINI 5 TRAINING NOTES – Annotated meal schedule, 1965.

GEMINI 5 TRAINING NOTES – Annotated meal schedule, 1965. Meal schedule kept by astronaut Gordon Cooper from his Gemini 5 training, displayed with a signed launch photograph. SIGNED and INSCRIBED: " My training notes from 1965, Gordon Cooper ." The Gemini 5 flight meal schedule lists the meal and snack selections for the duration of the mission, as well as a daily calorie summary. Selections...

Price: US$700 - US$900

Date: 18 Jul 2019

FLOWN ON GEMINI 5 – Cloth mission emblem, 1965.

FLOWN ON GEMINI 5 – Cloth mission emblem, 1965. "8 Days or Bust": flown on Gemini 5, the first emblem designed for an American-crewed space flight; displayed with color photograph. The emblem’s central feature is a white and brown covered wagon surrounded by the words GEMINI 5, COOPER, and CONRAD in red. The wagon’s cover has the crew’s motto in red which reads: “8 Days or Bust.” The emblem is...

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

Date: 18 Jul 2019

FLOWN ON GEMINI 5 – Cloth mission emblem, 1965.

FLOWN ON GEMINI 5 – Cloth mission emblem, 1965. A flown emblem from the crew of Gemini 5, the first to have an emblem designed and attached to their space suits. The central feature is a white and brown covered wagon surrounded by the words GEMINI 5, COOPER, and CONRAD in red. The emblem is displayed on a SIGNED provenance letter from Gordon COOPER, which reads: " This patch flew on the Gemini 5...

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

Date: 18 Jul 2019

FLOWN ON GEMINI 5 – United States flag, 1965.

FLOWN ON GEMINI 5 – United States flag, 1965. Gordon Cooper's flown U.S. flag, displayed with his letter describing important flight events on Gemini 5. INSCRIBED by Gordon COOPER noting his Gemini 5 launch date "8/21/65," the launch site at Cape Canveral with an arrow, and the final splashdown area "X" and date "8/29/65." His provenance letter recounts the flight in great detail: "This large...

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

Date: 18 Jul 2019

GEMINI-TITAN 5 LIFT-OFF. Photograph signed by Gordon COOPER and Charles CONRAD.

GEMINI-TITAN 5 LIFT-OFF. Photograph signed by Gordon COOPER and Charles CONRAD. The “8 Days or Bust” Gemini 5 crew starts their mission. A large photograph, boldly INSCRIBED and SIGNED: " GT 5 Launch, 21 Aug 1965, Gordon Coope r" and " Eight Days or Bust, Charles Conrad ." An ultra-sharp image of the Gemini-Titan 5 rocket as it lifts off from the pad at Cape Canaveral’s Launch Complex 19. A huge...

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

Date: 18 Jul 2019