Alan Bean’s official NASA Kennedy Space Center vehicle permit for the launch of Apollo 11, measuring 8 x 5, signed in black felt tip, “Neil Armstrong,” “Buzz Aldrin,” and “M. Collins.” The permit is numbered “1180,” and bears a preprinted signature of Parkway Viewing Site Security Officer Charles L. Buckley, Jr. In fine condition, with some creasing and tiny surface tear to upper blank portion, affecting nothing. Accompanied by a handwritten letter of provenance from astronaut Alan Bean, in full: “I hereby certify that the accompanying Apollo 11 Parkway Viewing Site Vehicle Permit signed by Neil Armstrong, Mike Collins and Buzz Aldrin was the one I was given to watch their historic launch to the moon on the morning of July 16, 1969. I asked each of them to sign my permit when hey returned to Earth and had been released from quarantine. This vehicle permit has been in my collection since that time.” A scarce, wholly remarkable Apollo 11 vehicle permit signed by the entire historic crew, and elevated furthermore by Bean’s steadfast provenance—as a member of Apollo 12, Bean became the fourth man to walk on the moon less than three months later. Pre-certified Zarelli Space Authentication.
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