Flown lunar rover number plate featured at RR Auction



2015-06-26 13:39:04

Flown lunar rover number plate featured at RR Auction

The replica of the lunar rover's number plate was flown aboard Apollo 15

Bidding on a miniature, flown replica of Apollo 15's lunar rover number plate stands at $5,125 at RR Auction, with the sale due to close on March 12.

Astronaut Dave Scott designed the miniature number plate, carrying it in the pocket of his spacesuit during the three days he spent on the Moon during the Apollo 15 mission in 1971.

Moon rover flown The miniature number plate was carried on the Moon by astronaut Dave Scott

A letter of provenance from Scott accompanies the lot. It reads: "I hereby certify that the miniature 'LRV-001' license plate included with this letter as carried on Apollo Lunar Rover No. 1 for three days of space exploration during the Apollo 15.

"In commemoration of the first use of the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV), the first vehicle to be driven on another world, I designed and had produced this small license plate for use as presentation mementos after our mission to the Moon."

It was carried aboard the first lunar rover, which remains on the Moon.

An Apollo 11 manned flight awareness medal presented to NASA employee Matt Gordon is at $1,531.

It is sold with its original presentation booklet, which features a certificate signed by Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins.

The back of the medal is engraved: "This Medallion contains metal from spacecrafts Columbia and Eagle, that took Astronauts Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins on their historic Apollo 11 mission that resulted in the first landing of man on the Moon."

We have this signature from Dave Scott for sale.

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