Flown fabric American flag, 6.25 x 4, carried into lunar orbit during the Apollo 10 mission, affixed to a 9.25 x 11.25 presentation certificate signed and inscribed in black tip, "Gene Cernan, To Buzz Hello—Our most sincere thanks to you for helping make Apollo X a success." The certificate bears autopen signatures of Tom Stafford and John Young, with printed text below flag reading: "This flag traveled on Apollo X with the first LM to the Moon, Apollo X, May 18-26, 1969." Matted and framed to an overall size of 13.75 x 15.75. In fine condition.
Bastian 'Buz' Hello began his career at the Glenn L. Martin Company creating booster rockets for intercontinental ballistic missiles before moving on to work at Rockwell Collins, where he ran Rockwell's operations for NASA at Cape Canaveral. Hello managed the Apollo program, working on Apollo 7 through Apollo 12, before being sent to Rockwell's California location to work on development of the space shuttle orbiter. After his work on the space shuttle, Hello became vice president of Rockwell's Aircraft Division, where he oversaw the development and manufacturing of the B-1 Bomber.
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