Fantastic collection of items, highlighted by a vintage color 5.5 x 3.5 postcard depicting the Apollo 11 crew leaving the Manned Spacecraft Operations Building en route to Pad 39A prior to their historic flight, signed in black felt tip by the full crew, "Neil Armstrong, A-11," "Buzz Aldrin," and "M. Collins." Also signed in black ballpoint by suit technicians Joe Schmitt and Ron Woods. Reverse bears an affixed Skylab stamp and 1974 Merritt Island postal cancellation. In fine condition. From the collection of aerospace memorabilia specialist Ken Havekotte, who notes that this was signed in 1970 and was one of his first postcards signed by the Apollo 11 crew. A unique fully signed offering from the first lunar landing crew.
Group of three Apollo program artifact sample cards, including: a .75″ length of Teflon-coated fiberglass lacing tape used in the Apollo program following the Apollo 1 fire; a 1 x 1 swatch of Kapton foil removed from the Apollo 16 LM Orion prior to launch; and a 1 x 1 swatch of Beta cloth material used in Apollo-era spacecraft and space suits. Each sample is applied to a larger informational card. In overall fine condition. Accompanied by a copy of a certificate of authenticity for the original 30´ length of Teflon-coated fiberglass lacing tape. From the collection of aerospace memorabilia specialist Ken Havekotte.
Group of three swatches of Beta cloth, each measuring approximately 7″ x 6.5″, featuring 3.25″ diameter Apollo 11 mission insignia in the center. Each is individually sealed in a Roma Chemical envelope, with paper insert reading: "Apollo 11 Insignia, Courtesy of Roma Chemical—Division—United Merchants & Mfgrs., Inc., Fall River, Massachusetts, Printed with Roma Questral Space Age Pigments on Owens Corning Beta Fiberglas." In overall fine condition, with some wear to the envelopes. From the collection of aerospace memorabilia specialist Ken Havekotte. A desirable grouping of Beta patches produced in 1969, the year of the first lunar landing.
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