Six moonwalkers sign a vintage "12 to the Moon" poster
Phenomenal original color 28 x 22 half sheet poster for the 1960 science fiction film 12 to the Moon, signed in gold ink by six Apollo moonwalkers, representing one from each lunar landing: "Buzz Aldrin, Apollo XI, July 20th 1969," "Alan Bean, Apollo 12, Nov. 19, 1969," "Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14, February 5, 1971," "Dave Scott, Apollo 15, July 30, 1971," "Charlie Duke, Apollo 16, April 20, 1972," and "Gene Cernan, Apollo XVII, December 11, 1972." The poster has been professionally linen-backed by a New York gallery using acid-free archival materials. Rolled and in fine condition.
This beautiful poster bears an uncanny concordance with the actual outcomes of the Apollo program: it was released in 1960, long before anyone knew there would actually be twelve moonwalkers. Text at the top reads, "Land on the Moon with the First Intrepid Astronauts"—the name of the Apollo 12 Lunar Module was 'Intrepid.' Further, it was distributed by 'Columbia'—the name of the Apollo 11 Command Module. An immensely desirable poster boasting classic sci-fi artwork and a truly amazing sextet of moonwalker autographs, with each astronaut adding their mission and landing date.