Lot #50
NBC Reporter’s Mercury-era Launch Helmet

NBC Reporter’s Mercury-era Launch Helmet
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Description

NBC Reporter’s Mercury-era Launch Helmet

Red hard plastic news reporter’s helmet with affixed decals on the front and sides reading “NBC,” “NBC News,” and “WFGA-TV 12, Jacksonville, Florida.” Affixed to the back is a decal reading “Telstar International, July ’62,” with ten decals below representing flights between October 1958 and May 1963, presumably those attended by the reporter, including: Lunar Probe, Lunar Probe II, Lunar Probe IV, Saturn, MA-5, MA-6, MA-7, MA-8, MA-9, and Centaur. In fine condition, with expected scuffs, marks, and wear from use.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Space and Aviation Auction
  • Dates: #451 - Ended April 23, 2015