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Item 301 - Neil Armstrong Catalog 429 (May 2014)

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Sold Price: $19,067.13 (includes buyer's premium)

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Extremely rare glossy 10 x 8 photo of Neil Armstrong just before setting foot on the lunar surface, signed in black felt tip, “Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11.” In fine condition.

Captured from NASA’s original video transmission of the historic event, this is one of the most recognizable images of the lunar landing: Armstrong taking his first step onto the landing pad, seconds before delivering what is arguably the most famous quote of the 20th century. As the Apollo 11 astronauts touched down on the moon and the first television transmissions made it to earth, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab in California was called to work. Responsible for altering the images to photo film, the photo development team there was first to see and handle most of the now-famous images. In appreciation for his hard work, NASA gave the man in charge of the JPL this photo, one of very few images of Armstrong on the lunar surface (as the man behind the camera, he is absent from almost all photos from the landing). As coincidence would have it, the technician’s sister lived in the same neighborhood as Neil and Jan Armstrong in Bethesda, Maryland, and on a family visit he was introduced to the astronaut and his wife. A very gracious Armstrong gladly signed this photo, which has been in the possession of the family of the head of NASA’s Photo Department Richard Windmiller, Sr. until now. Uninscribed and boldly signed not only with his name, but also with the scarce addition of “Apollo 11,” this represents the pinnacle of Armstrong signed photos. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.

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