Lot #8181
Jack King's Apollo 5 Access Badge

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Estimate: $200+

Description

Kennedy Space Center Chief of Public Information during projects Mercury, Gemini and Apollo (1931-2015) who provided public announcements and commentary for several of the mission launches, including the announcement of the Apollo 11 launch, which earned him the nickname ‘Voice of Apollo.’ Original laminated NASA Kennedy Space Center badge, 2.5 x 3.75, issued for temporary access of the Apollo Saturn firing room for AS-204, stamped "403" with red label. In fine condition. The Apollo 1 mission was initially designated as AS-204, which was named after its Saturn rocket. Following the tragic fire at Launch Complex 34, the undamaged launch vehicle was later reassembled and reused for the test flight of Apollo 5. Originating from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, a portion of the proceeds for the sale of this item will be donated to the ASF.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Space and Aviation Auction
  • Dates: #498 - Ended April 20, 2017