Lot 533: Original remnant of gold-colored Mylar insulation flown to the moon on the Apollo 11 command module Columbia. Insulation is affixed to a printed 8 x 10.75 explanatory sheet signed in black ballpoint, "Buzz Aldrin." Aldrin's letter reads, in part: "This segment of Mylar insulation was removed from the Apollo 11 Command Module Columbia after splashdown by NASA recovery personnel back in July 1969. It was presented to me as a memento from the flight…This Mylar experienced the searing heat of re-entry into the earth's atmosphere on July 24, 1969. Most of the Mylar coating burned off during this period, but some parts remained, as displayed on this letter." Housed and matted in a 12.5 x 15.25 presentation folder. In fine condition.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456
Wednesday, 15th July 2015
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