RR Auction Home
Current Auction Is Open For Bidding
 
Home |Sitemap|Contact Us| Past Auctions  
 How to Bid   Register to Bid   Auctions   Consign   About Us   Featured Lots   Reviews 
Bidder Login
Show Password

New Bidder Registration
Forgot your password?

The Current Auction
Ends November 11th
Marvels of Modern Music Auction Preview
Begins Nov 12
Search
Advanced Search
By Item Number
Gallery Search
Past Auction Search
Bidding
How Do I Bid?
What is BidTracker™?
New Bidder Registration
The 30-Minute Rule
Terms and Conditions
New to RR Auction?
About Us
Testimonials
Register to Bid
Jobs at RR Auction
Press Releases
Consign to RR Auction
How to Consign
2019-2020 Auction Calendar
Jan 8
Jan 16
Jan 23
Feb 5
Feb 13
Feb 21
Mar 4
Mar 12
Apr 8
Apr 16
May 13
May 21
Jun 10
Jun 18
Jul 8
Jul 16
Jul 23
Aug 12
Aug 20
Sep 9
Sep 11
Oct 7
Oct 15
Nov 11
Nov 19
Dec 9
Dec 17
  View All Dates & Deadlines

Item 5168 - Alan Bean Family's Apollo 9 Launch Visitor Pack Catalog 550 (Apr 2019)

Back To Previous Page
(we are no longer accepting bids on this item)
Minimum Bid: $200.00
Sold Price: $302.50 (includes buyer's premium)

Description


Official John F. Kennedy Space Center welcome packet for visitors attending the Apollo 9 launch, plus two guest badges and a postcard written by Alan Bean's aunt, Julie Ragsdale; Alan Bean served as backup LMP for Apollo 9. The Apollo 9 "Viewing Stand Guest" badges were issued to "Mrs. Alan Bean" and "Mrs. T. W. Ragsdale," and Mrs. Ragsdale's postcard, postmarked on at KSC on the launch date of March 3, 1969, reads, in full: "Now in reviewing stand and countdown stands at 1 hr, 23 min. from lift-off. Tour of Space Center intensely interesting. Last night around 11 p.m. Astronaut Alan L. Bean brought us out to the launching pad & there brilliantly illuminated by thousands of high powered lights stood the gleaming space ship, Apollo 9—equal in height to a 36-story building—and bearing our American flag—such an impressive sight. Am so excited as the seconds fly. Actually 3 1/2 miles away from the space ship but they tell me the noise of lift-off is deafening and the ground under you trembles for many seconds. Wish all of you were here—is so exciting." The KSC visitor packet contains press releases, form letters, and booklets related to the center's grounds and the Apollo 9 flight. In overall fine condition. An interesting collection of ephemera that captures the feeling of eager anticipation that filled those who were present to witness the early flights of the Apollo program. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Amy Bean, daughter of the late Alan Bean.

Terms and abbreviations used in our descriptions.

Images


Click image to enlarge Click image to enlarge Click image to enlarge Click image to enlarge Click image to enlarge Click image to enlarge Click image to enlarge Click image to enlarge

Important Information


Tips For Consignors

Auctions

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