Alan Bean’s Apollo 11 launch pass, number 2965, 5 x 3, featuring the mission insignia and an image of the moon, signed on the front in black felt tip, “Neil Armstrong,” “Buzz Aldrin,” and “M. Collins.” Reverse bears a preprinted signature of the first director of the Kennedy Space Center, Kurt Debus, with printed text below informing the holder that the pass may be kept as a souvenir after the mission. In very good to fine condition, with scattered creasing. Accompanied by a handwritten letter of provenance from astronaut Alan Bean, full: “I hereby certify the Apollo 11 pass signed by Neil Armstrong, Mike Collins, and Buzz Aldrin was the one I used to view their historic launch to the moon on the morning of July 16, 1969. I asked each of them to sign my pass when they returned to Earth and were released from quarantine. It has been in my collection since that time.” From the personal safekeeping of the world’s fourth moonwalker, this scarce, uninscribed Apollo 11 launch viewing pass, neatly signed by all three crew members, remains one of the most sought-after of unflown space collectibles. Pre-certified Zarelli Space Authentication.
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