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Item 9196 - Jack King's Apollo Badge Collection Catalog 518 (Nov 2017)

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Kennedy Space Center Chief of Public Information during projects Mercury, Gemini and Apollo (1931-2015) who provided public announcements and commentary for several of the mission launches, including the announcement of the Apollo 11 launch, which earned him the nickname ‘Voice of Apollo.’ Impressive assortment of 10 passes from the collection of Jack King, including: an original laminated NASA Kennedy Space Center badge, 2.5 x 3.75, issued for temporary access of the Apollo Saturn firing room for AS-204, stamped "403" with red label; an attractive matching pair of metal press badges for the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, both 1.5 x 2.5, with bronze-colored trim and green and blue enamel design, with one in English and the other in Cyrillic; two original laminated NASA Manned Spacecraft Center badges for Apollo 17, both approximately 4 x 2.5, one is a red-and-white "Return of the Crew of Apollo 17" pass bearing the mission insignia, and the other an orange public affairs pass issued to John W. King, stamped on the reverse "1007”; a pair of original laminated NASA Kennedy Space Center badges for Apollo 14, both 4 x 2.5, one is a public affairs site access pass issued to Jack King, stamped "84," and the other a launch day pass for Apollo 14 bearing the mission insignia, stamped on the reverse "1730"; and a set of three original laminated NASA Kennedy Space Center badges, each 2.5 x 3.75, including: an Apollo Saturn firing room access pass for AS-501, an Apollo Saturn firing room access pass for AS-202, stamped "800,” and a press site access pass for Apollo 4. In overall fine condition. These passes originate from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, a portion of the proceeds for the sale of these items will be donated to the ASF.

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