GENUINE NEIL ARMSTRONG
HANDSIGNED VINTAGE 1969 FIRST DAY COVER
This wonderful presentation sports a clean sharp Armstrong autograph on a Belgium first day postal cover. The cover reads "First Man on the Moon" with a postage stamp depicting the Apollo 11 crew. Armstrong has signed in black pen in the center of the cover. The autograph was obtained in the early 1970s by a Kennedy Space center employee who was President of the KSC Philatelic Society. The signed cover and archival quality photograph is matted in Black and Gold using 100% acid free conservation materials.
- Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity
- Comes Matted in 100% Conservation Materials
Neil Alden Armstrong (August 5, 1930 – August 25,
2012) was an American astronaut and the first person to walk on the
Moon. He was also an aerospace engineer, naval aviator, test pilot, and university professor.
Before becoming an astronaut, Armstrong was an officer in the U.S. Navy
and served in the Korean War. After the war, he earned his bachelor's
degree at Purdue University and served as a test pilot at the National
Advisory Committee for Aeronautics High-Speed Flight Station, now known
as the Dryden Flight Research Center, where he logged over 900 flights.
He later completed graduate studies at the University of Southern
A participant in the U.S. Air Force's Man in Space
Soonest and X-20 Dyna-Soar human spaceflight programs, Armstrong joined
the NASA Astronaut Corps in 1962. He made his first space flight, as
command pilot of Gemini 8, in 1966, becoming NASA's first civilian
astronaut to fly in space. On this mission, he performed the first docking of two spacecraft, with pilot David Scott.
Armstrong's second and last spaceflight was as mission commander of the Apollo 11
moon landing, in July 1969. On this mission, Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin
descended to the lunar surface and spent two and a half hours exploring,
while Michael Collins remained in lunar orbit in the Command Module.
Along with Collins and Aldrin, Armstrong was awarded the Presidential
Medal of Freedom by President Richard Nixon; in 1978, President Jimmy
Carter presented Armstrong the Congressional Space Medal of Honor in
1978; he and his former crewmates received the Congressional Gold Medal
Armstrong died in Cincinnati,
Ohio, on August 25, 2012, at the age of 82, after complications from
coronary artery bypass surgery.
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