Apollo Space Program Artifacts
Buzz Aldrin autograph on the back of the helmet of the green/grey/purple/red Buzz Lightyear plastic doll of the Toy Story fame. Direct from its home sitting atop Dr. Aldrin’s computer, this whimsical piece is sure to cause a smile every time you hear it exclaim “Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue”. Apollo 11 Program – The Dr. Buzz Aldrin collection.
Charles Conrad Autograph on an undated not of NASA letterhead in which he reflects on the circumstances leading up to his remarks upon setting foot upon the moon. He says, in part: “…Then I said “…Okay, if you think that’s the case (that Neil Armstrong’s “One Small Step..” comment was written by the U.S. Government propaganda office), we’ll sit down there and will figure out what I’m going to say – so I figured I’d say something to the effect – you know- it may have been a little one for Neil, but it was a big one for a little fellow like me – seeing I was the shortest person in the office…” Apollo 12 Program.
Flown Escape Tower Explosive Bolt one of four explosive bolts used to connect the launch escape tower to the Apollo 13 Command Module.
Astronaut Pete Conrad’s Racing Suit w/COA with picture of him standing by it at auction.
Charles Conrad Autograph on Apollo 12 photo titled “moon display”.
Charlie Duke autograph on Apollo 16 photo titled “salute”.
Frank Borman autograph on Apollo 8 photo titled “night launch”.
Autographed photo from an Apollo 12 training mission. Signed by Charles Conrad, Richard Gordon and Alan Bean.
Astronaut Ed Mitchell autograph.He was a crew member on Apollo 14.
Astronaut Charlie Duke autograph. He was a crew member on Apollo 16.
Prime crew of second manned Apollo mission. James Lovell, Jr., William Anders, frank Borman.
Charles Conrad portrait and autograph.
Apollo astronaut Alan Bean portrait and autograph.
Apollo 12 space mail containing autographs from Conrad, Gordon & Bean.
Apollo astronaut Richard Gordon takes time out to sign autographs.
Autographed photo of lunar landing. Signed by Richard Gordon.
Apollo-Soyuz Space Program Artifacts
Beta patch for the Apollo-Soyuz flight program.
Aviation Program Artifacts
Flown “Inconel X” Fragment from X-15 No. 3, Access Panel F63 (2×1.25″) recovered from the crash site in which pilot Mike Adams was killed. Piece is framed (11×14″), along with a photo of the plane and a descriptive plate. A diagram of the access panels is included as part of a cert. of authen.
V-2 Rocket Timer AssemblyThis specific unit was captured at the Nordhausen Production Facility in central Germany at the end of WW2.
Small rocket used during the filming of “OCTOBER SKY”. Used in the scene when the boys blew up the fence.
Story written by Chuck Yeager about a training flight by Neil Armstrong that didn’t quite go as planned
Gemini Space Program Artifacts
Autographed photo of Wally Schirra
Mercury Space Program Artifacts
Flown “Brownies” from Mercury MA-9 in their original plastic vacuum pack pouch (4×3″) with a black velcro patch on the reverse. This rectangle of six brownies still looks quite appetizing after 34 years. Ex-the Guenter Wendt collection.
Space mail envelope in honor of project Mercury trained chimp named “Ham”. He rocketed into space during the project Mercury program on January 31, 1961. This was an important prelude in NASA’s manned space initiative.
Autographed photo of Scott Carpenter titled “MA-7”
Wally Schirra autographed this piece of space mail from the Mercury Program.
Satellite Program Artifacts
Flown Re-Entered Nose Cone – was launched by a Jupiter C rocket in August 1957. It was a part of a test series by Dr. Wernher von Braun that provided the funding to enhance the Redstone rocket into the longer range Jupiter C. Because of this development Dr. Wernher von Braun’s Jupiter-C was selected to launch America’s first satellite.
NASA University X-Ray Satellite Prototype – Gold Plated – An exact twin of this one was lifted into space atop a NASA rocket sometime in the late 60’s. This module was an important part of the whole S-13 satellite. The purpose of this package was to detect X-ray emissions from the sun and the far reaches of the universe.
Space Shuttle Program Artifacts
Flown Tomato Seeds in gold foil pack containing seeds flown in space for six years on the Long Duration Exposure Facility (LCDF) satellite. Also included is a similar pack of seed that was not flown as well as an Activity Book for grades 5 through 9 (48pp) and a Seeds. A celebration of Science (142pp), Shuttle STS-41B Program.
Skylab Space Program Artifacts
Autographed portrait of astronaut Gerald P. Carr, part of the Skylab program
Autographed “Sermon” from “A bit of down to Earth philosophy for the daily orbit”. Signed by astronaut Jack Lousma
Artist’s rendering of Skylab accompanied by an official Skylab postage stamp. Autographs of astronauts Carr, Lousma, Garriott, Weitz, Bean, Kerwin & Pogue.
Soviet Space Program Artifacts
Flown Film Canister (3.5×4″) A grey metal round canister (No. 41) with a film spindle enclosed was used during the 1988-92 period by the resident MIR crews (Nos. 9-12) to protect Intrakrom 1-840L film used in the 5th channel of the multizonal camera MKF-6MA. The camera was used to study natural earth resources and probably U.S. military targets. A 1997 certificate of auth. from the Federal Scientific Research Center is included. Displayed in a plastic case.
Soviet souvenir that was made about 20 years ago in the USSR. The man beside the rocket is Tsiolkovsky, one of the first Russian/Soviet space scientists. The rocket is made stainless steel and is 14.5″ tall. The base and figure of Tsiolkovsky are also metal. There is a price stamp on the bottom of the base in Russian.
“Talawacky Cover” for use during EVA – Soviet Russian Program
Russian Male Space Restroom (20″ high) used by the MIR Crew. An ingenious contraption designed for the man who needs #1 and #2 at the same time. Rube Goldberg would have been proud of this ingenious contraption. Displayed in a plastic case.