Lot #8120
Apollo Grumman Overalls

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Estimate: $800+

Description

Uncommon Grumman Corporation jumpsuit worn by an employee who worked at NASA’s Lunar Receiving Lab during the Apollo program, marked "AN" in black ink on the inside collar above the manufacturer's tag: "Fashion Seal Uniforms, 48, 100% Cotton, Sanforized." The off-white button-up overalls feature chest, side, and seat pockets, with back featuring large embroidered Apollo Program and Grumman patches. In fine condition, with expected wear from use and age, with some scattered stains. Accompanied by an Apollo 8 mission booklet, an embroidered Apollo 11 insignia patch, and a set of three General Electric comic books produced by the Educational Relations Department, which are entitled: 'Our Place in Space,' 'The Story of Light,' and 'Electricity Around Us.'

Also includes a letter of provenance, in part: "Having worked for MITRE Corporation around the time of the Apollo moon landing missions, I was assigned as the MITRE Site Administrator for their office at the NASA Manned Spacecrft Center (MSC) in Houston, TX from 1968 through 1973...Grumman was selected to play a major role in the Lunar Receiving Lab, which had responsibility for assuring that the astronauts did not bring back any harmful substances as a result of their missions, as well as receiving and protecting the valuable lunar samples. One of the Grumman engineers who worked at the Lunar Receiving Lab gave this set of coveralls to me as a souvenir gift when I left the MITRE Manned Spacecraft Office in 1973."

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Apollo 11 50th Anniversary
  • Dates: #559 - Ended June 20, 2019