RR Auction Home
Current Auction Is Open For Bidding
Home |Sitemap|Contact Us| Past Auctions  
 How to Bid   Register to Bid   Auctions   Consign   About Us   Featured Lots   Reviews 
Bidder Login
Show Password

New Bidder Registration
Forgot your password?

Current Auction
Ends July 8th
Science & Technology and Space Exploration Auction Preview
Begins Jul 09
Olympic Memorabilia Auction Preview
Begins Jul 17
Advanced Search
By Item Number
Gallery Search
Past Auction Search
How Do I Bid?
What is BidTracker™?
New Bidder Registration
The 30-Minute Rule
Terms and Conditions
New to RR Auction?
About Us
Register to Bid
Jobs at RR Auction
Press Releases
Consign to RR Auction
How to Consign
2020 Auction Calendar
Jan 8
Jan 16
Jan 23
Feb 5
Feb 13
Feb 21
Mar 4
Mar 12
Apr 8
Apr 16
May 13
May 21
Jun 10
Jun 18
Jul 8
Jul 16
Jul 23
Aug 12
Aug 20
Sep 9
Sep 12
Oct 7
Oct 15
Nov 4
Nov 12
Dec 2
Dec 10
  More Dates & Deadlines

Item 8303 - Walt Cunningham Signed Cover and Apollo 1 Tragedy News Release Catalog 511 (Oct 2017)

Back To Previous Page
(we are no longer accepting bids on this item)
Minimum Bid: $200.00
Sold Price: $360.15 (includes buyer's premium)


Two items relating to the Apollo 1 tragedy, both signed by Walt Cunningham: a commemorative cover with a cachet honoring the crew of Apollo 1, postmarked Cape Canaveral, October 11, 1968, signed in black felt tip, "In memory of the Apollo 1 crew, Walt Cunningham, Backup for Roger Chaffee, Prime Crew Apollo 7"; and an original NASA/Kennedy Space Center press release, issued as "A/S 204 Release #6," one page, 8.5 x 11, January 28, 1967, signed at the conclusion in black ballpoint, "Walt Cunningham, Apollo 1, backup." The release, in part: "We are deeply grieved by the tragedy which cost the Nation the lives of three astronauts…This accident has been especially tragic to the launch team of the Kennedy Space Center whose members have always been close to the flight crews and whose first and overriding concern is the safety and well being of the astronauts. We know that the space program must go forward as indeed it will. We know and we trust American people will understand that adventuring into new frontiers always entails some hazard. That is the creed of the astronaut. To the families of the first Apollo crew, we extend our deepest sympathy. The aspirations and the bravery of these fine men will sustain them and us always." In overall fine condition, with absent lower right corner tip to cover. From the collection of aerospace memorabilia specialist Ken Havekotte.

Terms and abbreviations used in our descriptions.


Click image to enlarge Click image to enlarge

Important Information

Tips For Consignors


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