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Armstrong, Neil. Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins
Apollo 11 Etching, Signed by Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.
1969. Rare foil etching of a John Berkey painting entitled "One Giant Leap, " which depicts Neil Armstrong standing on the surface of the moon, with Buzz Aldrin, the Lunar Module Eagle, the Earth, and image of the rocket launch, orbiting Command Module Columbia, and the American flag visible in the background. The foil etch is affixed to the original presentation mount, which is signed by all three members of Apollo 11, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 25 by 21 inches. In near fine condition. Rare and desirable. On July 20th 1969, American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle on the lunar surface. Six hours after landing, Neil Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface; Aldrin joined him 19 minutes later and the two spent over two hours collecting lunar materials. Armstrong's first step onto the lunar surface was broadcast on live TV to a worldwide audience, during which he uttered the historic phrase, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Apollo 11 effectively ended the Space Race and fulfilled a national goal proposed in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy: "before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth.". [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB [Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.]

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