Lot 150: 11 signed photos + ALS by NASA Apollo Astronauts.
December 1, 2016
Falls Church, VA, USALive Auction
Description: [Apollo Astronauts] 11 signed items: 1 ALS + 10 halftone photographs (mostly NASA), some inscribed. 4to. Near fine. ++ Harrison Schmitt. ALS. In full: To Whom it may concern: My career as an astronaut was the result of having at the right place, the U. S. Geological Survey Branch of Astrogeology in Flagstaff AZ, at the right time, a new PhD geologist with no other ties, when NASA asked for volunteers for the scientists astronaut program. I thought about 10 seconds and volunteered./ Sincerely/ Jack Schmitt. Schmitts personal letterhead. Schmitt walked on the Moon during Apollo XVII (1972). ++ The 10 signed photographs are: ++ Jack Schmitt. ++ 3 signed by Stuart A. Roosa (Apollo XIV). ++ Edgar MItchell (Apollo XIV, 1971). ++ To [collectors name] My Best Wishes/ Jim Irwin. 8th to walk on Moon (Apollo XV, 1972). ++ Al Worden. Handwritten on verso: Astronaut Capt. Al Worden U.S.A.F May 22. 1970. Worden was on Apollo XV (1971). ++ To Leo/ Best Wishes/ Frank Borman. Gemini VII (1965), Apollo VIII (1968). ++ Very rare signed photo: To.../ Bill Anders. William Anders was on Apollo VIII, during which Anders, Lovell, and Frank Borman became the first 3 humans to orbit the Moon. ++ John Young. Gemini III (1965), Gemini X (1966), Apollo X (1969), Apollo XVI (1972), STS-1 (1981); and STS-9.