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Item 89 - Neil Armstrong and X-15 Pilots Catalog 386 (May 2012)

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Sold Price: $5,160.00 (includes buyer's premium)

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Vintage glossy 9 x 7 NASA photo taken on October 5, 1960 and numbered E-5931, of Armstrong and five others posing in front of one of their jets, signed vertically in fountain pen by Neil Armstrong, Robert Rushworth, Forrest Petersen, Joe Walker, Robert White, and John McKay. In very good condition, with trimmed edges, and scattered light bends and rippling. Accompanied by the address panel of the original mailing envelope. Operational from 1959 to 1968, the X-15 program was the direct forerunner of orbital spacecraft. As such, the data gathered on these flights was crucial to the development of America’s space program. Numerous records—official and unofficial—were set during the course of the X-15 program, including an altitude record (354,200 feet) achieved by Walker, a NASA pilot, in 1963. Armstrong, of course, would become the best-remembered of the group for his role in history as the first man on the moon. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.

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