Current Auction Is Open For Bidding
Our Current Auction Closes Mar 07    
Home |Sitemap|Contact Us| Past Auctions  
 How to Bid   Register to Bid   Auctions   Consign   About US   Featured Lots 
Bidder Login
Bidder #
Password

New Bidder Registration
Forgot your password?

The Current Auction
Ends March 7th
Featured Items (48)
Presidents and First Ladies (151)
Military (144)
Notables (151)
Declaration of Independence Signers (6)
Supreme Court (7)
Scientists and Inventors (28)
Businessmen (10)
Notorious Figures and Lawmen (7)
Intellectuals (13)
Religious Figures (10)
Titanic and Maritime (2)
Explorers and Archaeologists (4)
American West (2)
Aviation (9)
Space (31)
Cosmonauts (2)
Project Gemini (1)
Project Mercury (2)
Apollo 11 (7)
Apollo 15 (1)
Apollo 13 (1)
Apollo 16 (2)
Apollo 17 (2)
Skylab (1)
Apollo-Soyuz (1)
Space Shuttle (5)
Soviet/Russian Post-1970 Space Program (3)
Miscellany (1)
Activists and Social Leaders (8)
World Leaders and Politicians (23)
Royalty (22)
Art, Architecture, and Design (53)
Classic Music (26)
Sports (42)
Comic Art & Animation (20)
Literature (77)
Classic Entertainment (96)
Modern Music (78)
All Auction Items (874)
Pop Culture Auction Preview
Begins Mar 08
Presidents and First Ladies (33)
Steve Jobs & Apple (4)
Beatles (56)
Elvis Presley (18)
Bob Dylan (2)
Jimi Hendrix (5)
Rolling Stones (15)
The Doors (4)
Grateful Dead (4)
Led Zeppelin (3)
Pink Floyd (3)
Michael Jackson (3)
50s (14)
60s (20)
70s (36)
The Monte A. Melnick Ramones Collection (13)
Punk Rock (4)
Prince (15)
80s (20)
90s and Beyond (10)
Classic Hollywood (62)
Vintage Costumes & Props (9)
Marilyn Monroe (27)
Awards and Personal Effects (3)
Hollywood Costumes and Props (32)
James Bond (9)
Activists and Social Leaders (2)
Star Trek (5)
World Leaders and Politicians (1)
Royalty (10)
Star Wars (2)
Contemporary Hollywood (24)
Harry Potter (6)
Walt Disney Studios (22)
Comic Art & Animation (33)
Warner Brothers Studios (1)
Literature (4)
Yellow Submarine (3)
Classic Entertainment (197)
20th Century Fox (3)
Modern Music (12)
Peanuts (3)
Magicians (2)
Television (16)
Artists of the 20th Century (20)
Political Figures & Activists (46)
All Preview Items (561)
Search
Advanced Search
By Item Number
Gallery Search
Past Auction Search
Bidding
How Do I Bid?
What is BidTracker™?
New Bidder Registration
The 30-Minute Rule
Terms and Conditions
New to RR Auction?
About Us
Testimonials
Register to Bid
Jobs at RR Auction
Press Releases
Consign to RR Auction
How to Consign
2018 Auction Calendar
Jan 10
Jan 18
Feb 7
Feb 15
Mar 7
Mar 15
Apr 11
Apr 19
May 9
May 17
Jun 13
Jun 21
Jul 11
Jul 19
Aug 8
Aug 16
Sep 12
Sep 20
Oct 10
Oct 18
Nov 7
Nov 15
Dec 5
Dec 13
  More Dates & Deadlines

Item 8007 - Apollo 11 Flown Tie Tack Catalog 511 (Oct 2017)

Back To Previous Page
(we are no longer accepting bids on this item)
Minimum Bid: $500.00
Sold Price: $18,616.33 (includes buyer's premium)

Description


A flown Apollo 11 "Launch Team" tie tack carried on the mission for Dan Schaiewitz as a token of appreciation for his hard work as Apollo 11 PLSS/OPS KSC EVA Crew Training Mission Manager. The gold-tone tie tack, which features the Apollo 11 insignia with the words "Launch Team," measures approximately .75″ in diameter and is removably mounted on a 21 x 21 framed display featuring numerous images from the mission, with text reading, "Flown to the Moon with Apollo 11 Astronauts, CDR Neil Armstrong, LMP 'Buzz' Aldrin, CMP Mike Collins, Tie tack flown for Apollo 11 LM-5 PLSS/OPS Mission Manager Daniel Schaiewitz." In fine condition. Accompanied by a lengthy, detailed letter of provenance signed by Schaiewitz, describing his involvement in Apollo 11 training and his concern for the safety of the crewmen. Providing some background on this flown tie tack, he writes, in part: "A call was received at our KSC Hamilton Standard office...The voice on the other end said (I'm paraphrasing), "I'm calling on behalf of Astronaut Slayton who in turn said that Astronaut Armstrong would like to include a memento of your choosing to fly with him to thank you for keeping them (he and Aldrin) safe during training. Whatever you choose must be small and lightweight...With respect to the circumstances of Neil flying the Tie Tack, I was subsequently told by the Astronaut office...that Neil specifically remembered an incident that required immediate attention to a problem with the his training PLSS (Cryopack) that was not functioning properly...Apparently, Astronauts Slayton and Armstrong more than appreciated the attention we paid to Astronaut Safety and in recognition, the subject Tie Tack was flown to the moon on Apollo 11."

Also includes: an Apollo 11 medallion minted using metals carried on the mission, presented in its original holder, which reads, "Apollo 11 Medallion, For your contribution to the United States Space Program," with its original presentation certificate; a vintage color photo of Schaiewitz wearing Neil Armstrong's training space suit while testing Apollo 11 prep and post procedural changes three days before Apollo 11 liftoff; a vintage official color NASA photo showing Schaiewitz assisting Armstrong during a training walkthrough; two identical issues of the Hamilton Standard company newsletter showing Schaiewitz testing the PLSS; assorted original memos and summaries of equipment tests; a color copy of a letter from Deke Slayton praising the work of the Hamilton Standard team; and thirteen other rare vintage original photos of Apollo training, many including Schaiewitz as a subject. Schaiewitz worked closely with the astronauts in their training and preparation for a journey to the moon, and he himself had the distinction of donning Armstrong's suit to test Apollo 11 PLSS communications from the space suit to the spacecraft on Pad 39 to the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, Texas, on May 5, 1969. This token of gratitude offered to Schaiewitz—a tie tack flown on Apollo 11—demonstrates both the respect the astronauts had for his efforts and the significance of his contributions to the space program. From the collection of Dan Schaiewitz, who worked as Extravehicular Crew Training Engineer at KSC. View Dan's many Collect Space posts here. Engineer Dan Schaiewitz gives us a fascinating firsthand glimpse into his experiences on the cutting edge of space exploration during the Apollo missions, in this podcast.

Terms and abbreviations used in our descriptions.


You must be a registered user and logged in to view Past Auction Item Images

If you do not currently have an account, click here to go to our secure registration page.

Important Information


Tips For Consignors

Auctions

For a complete list of auction beginning and ending dates, check our dates and deadlines page.