Lot #8148
Charlie Duke Signed Lunar Meteorite Set

Two lunar meteorite specimens with moonwalker certification
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Estimate: $1000+

Description

Two lunar meteorite specimens with moonwalker certification

An extraordinary grouping of items: a full polished slice of the NWA 11303 lunar meteorite, weighing 8.546 grams and measuring approximately 45 mm x 40 mm x 2 mm; a 3.459-gram fragment of the same lunar meteorite, measuring approximately 20 mm x 16 mm x 8 mm; and an 11 x 8.5 color certificate of authenticity signed in silver ink by Apollo 16 moonwalker Charlie Duke and Geoff Notkin, the star of TV’s Meteorite Men. Includes two additional certificates of authenticity from Notkin's company, Aerolite Meteorites Inc. Charlie Duke and John Young collected 211 pounds of lunar rock and soil samples during their Apollo 16 EVAs. This is therefore an exceptional set that pairs the autograph of an astronaut who collected moon rocks during his mission with the rare opportunity to own two actual pieces of the moon that arrived here as meteorites. Noted expert and "Meteorite Man" Geoff Notkin educates us on his adventures worldwide as a meteorite hunter in this podcast.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Space & Aviation
  • Dates: #511 - Ended October 19, 2017





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