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Item 416 - Buzz Aldrin Catalog 396 (Nov 2012)

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Sold Price: $24,147.60 (includes buyer's premium)

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Buzz Aldrin’s storage kit. Envelope-type kit, made from beta cloth, measures 5 x 3.5, with a Velcro closure on the back flap, a rectangular piece of Velcro affixed to the front, and a sewn on label which reads, “Part No. A7L-201051-07, S/N 100, Code Ident. 74897.” Signed across the top in black ink, “Flown to the Moon, Apollo XI, Buzz Aldrin.” The Pocket Assembly was a field optional item (i.e. an Astronaut elective component of the A7L spacesuit) which was used to store the Neck Dam Lanyard Strap Assembly. The lanyard was installed as a retaining connection between the Neck Dam and the spacesuit's Pressure Garment Assembly (PGA). This presents an extraordinarily rare opportunity to acquire Apollo 11 flown material—with direct astronaut provenance from the second human being to set foot on the lunar surface. Any item that accompanied the Apollo 11 crew on the very first moon mission is difficult to encounter. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.

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