Live Bidding Is Now Closed
Our Next Auction Opens Monday Sep 23rd  
Home |Sitemap|Contact Us| Past Auctions  
 How to Bid   Register to Bid   Auctions   Consign   About US 
Bidder Login

New Bidder Registration
Forgot your password?

The Current Auction
Bidding is Closed
Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction Preview
Begins Sep 23
Advanced Search
By Item Number
Gallery Search
Past Auction Search
How Do I Bid?
What is BidTracker™?
New Bidder Registration
The 30-Minute Rule
Terms and Conditions
New to RR Auction?
About Us
Register to Bid
Jobs at RR Auction
Press Releases
Consign to RR Auction
How to Consign
2019 Auction Calendar
Jan 9
Jan 17
Feb 6
Feb 21
Mar 6
Mar 14
Apr 10
Apr 18
May 8
May 16
May 23
Jun 12
Jun 20
Jul 10
Jul 18
Aug 7
Aug 15
Sep 12
Sep 20
Oct 10
Oct 17
Nov 6
Nov 21
Dec 4
Dec 12
  View All Dates & Deadlines

Item 5044 - Guenter Wendt’s Space Taxi Card Presented by Armstrong at Apollo 11 Launch  Catalog 455 (Jun 2015)

Back To Previous Page
(we are no longer accepting bids on this item)
Minimum Bid: $500.00
Sold Price: $8,125.00 (includes buyer's premium)


Fantastic gag ‘space taxi’ card, 3.5 x 2, notated on the reverse in black felt tip by Guenter Wendt, “Presented at Pad ‘A,’ Complex 39 by Neil A. Armstrong, 16th of July, 1969.” The front of the card is printed with blue text: “Free Ride—Space Taxi—Good for one round-trip fare between any planet, moon, star or galaxy in the Solar System. No limitation on distance. Travel in comfort at the SPEED OF LIGHT!! Only latest Space-craft used.” Laminated, with light soiling and some wrinkles to the laminate, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity signed by Wendt, in part: "This 'Space Taxi'…card…was presented to me by NASA astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, Apollo 11 Commander, atop Pad 39A's 320-foot level White Room on July 16, 1969, prior to Apollo 11's launch to the moon. This was the original card that Neil had in his spacesuit pocket that was put under his watchband to present me as a gag gift about 3-hours before the historic liftoff from Kennedy Space Center on man's first lunar landing mission." This humorous gift exchange is described in James R. Hansen’s biography of Armstrong, and this piece—presented by Armstrong mere hours before blasting off—is a one-of-a-kind relic of the Apollo program that portrays the lighthearted camaraderie between the astronauts and support personnel. Pre-certified Zarelli Space Authentication.

Terms and abbreviations used in our descriptions.

You must be a registered user and logged in to view Past Auction Item Images

If you do not currently have an account, click here to go to our secure registration page.

Important Information

Tips For Consignors


For a complete list of auction beginning and ending dates, check our dates and deadlines page.