Original laminated NASA Kennedy Space Center badge, 3.75 x 2.5, issued for the Apollo 204 Review Board, issued as no. 27, with green stripes to either side. In fine condition. The Apollo 1 mission was initially designated as AS-204, which was named after its Saturn rocket. Following the tragic fire at Launch Complex 34, the undamaged launch vehicle was later reassembled and reused for the test flight of Apollo 5. From the personal collection of Jack King, who served as the Kennedy Space Center Chief of Public Information during projects Mercury, Gemini and Apollo. King 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.’ Originating from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, a portion of the proceeds for the sale of this item will be donated to the ASF.
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