Eugene F. Kranz

 

Farthest Reaches is thrilled to be handling dozens of exciting artifacts from the personal collection of Flight Controller and Flight Director, Eugene F. Kranz.  Gene is also the author of the best selling autobiography “Failure is Not An Option” 

 

As a NASA Flight Director Gene served as successor to NASA founding Flight Director Chris Kraft, during the Gemini and Apollo programs, and is best known for his role in directing the successful Mission Control team efforts to save the crew of Apollo 13, which later became the subject story of a major motion picture of the same name. Gene was played by actor Ed Harris.  He is also noted for his trademark close-cut flattop hairstyle, and the wearing of dapper white "mission" vests (waistcoats), of different styles and materials made by his wife, Marta Kranz, during missions for which he acted as Flight Director.  Eugene Kranz is a prominent and colorful figure in the history of U.S. manned space exploration, the embodiment of "NASA tough-and-competent" of the Kranz Dictum. Kranz has been the subject of movies, documentary films, and books and periodical articles. Kranz is a recipient of a Presidential Medal of Freedom.  In a 2010 Space Foundation survey, Kranz was ranked as the #2 most popular space hero.

Please note that Eugene Kranz's proceeds from the sale of his personal artifacts and memoribilia are donated to the Shrine of the True Cross, Dickinson, Texas.
   


 

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Vintage "NASA Paper" from the personal archives of Eugene F. Kranz
listed in order of program

 

"NASA Project Gemini Familiarization Manual
McDonnell, 1963, SEDR 300
from the personal collection of Eugene F. Kranz

 

This early Project Gemini Familiarization Manual from McDonnell is dated July 18, 1963.  It is intended to cover the systems and operation of spacecraft #1 which was the first unmanned test flight of the Gemini spacecraft in NASA's Gemini Program.  It's main objectives were to test the structural integrity of the new spacecraft and modified Titan II ICBM.  It was also the first test of the new tracking and communication systems for the Gemini Program and provided training for the ground support crews for the first manned missions. 

The 1964 flight lasted only three orbits (64 orbits were actually completed before re-entry, but the official mission was complete after the third orbit).  The spacecraft stayed attached to the second stage of the rocket and there were no plans for recovery.

This is a very seldom seen piece of NASA history and comes from Gene's personal mission files.  It is hand signed by Gene accordingly.  Very Rare 

 

#EK-Gemini Fam
$475 SOLD
  

NASA Project Gemini Familiarization Manual
McDonnell,  1966, SEDR 300, Vol. !!
from the personal collection of Eugene F. Kranz

 

An Early Project Gemini Familiarization Manual from McDonnell and dated 1 July 1966, SEDR 300, Volume 2.  It contains 16 tabbed sections, hundreds of pages and acts as a ready reference for detailed information on a specific system or component.  The manual is sectionalized by spacecraft systems or major assemblies.  Each section is as complete as is practical to minimize the need for cross referencing.  The information contained in THIS manual (Vol. !!) is applicable to rendezvous missions only and is accurate as of 1 April 1966. 

 

This manual was owned and used by Eugene F. Kranz who has hand signed it's title page to that effect.  A very rare and important manual from the archives of the Flight Director himself.....

 

#EK-Gemini Fam Vol. II
 $575  SOLD
 

Original Project Mercury Network Operations Directive 61-1

 

The purpose of this important 416 page collection of documents was to describe the manner in which Weapons Research Establishment (WRE), Department of Defense (DOD) and NASA would operate together during the mission and non-mission phases of Project Mercury.  It established the overall concept of the operation of Mercury Ground Tracking and the Instrumentation Network for Project Mercury.  This Directive focuses on Mercury network operations rather than other aspects such as launch/recovery operations and medical assistance which were addressed separately.

 

The following partial list of this document's content should better illustrate what "Network Operations" actually entails.  Some key subject areas include are, Network Operations Procedures, Radar Plan, Telemetry Plan, Command Control Plan, Radio Interference Protection, Communications Plan, Data Handling Plan, Analog and Digital Systems, Failure Analysis Program and the list goes on.  This is an amazing volume of information and help one to understand the complexities and logistics of Ground Tracking for Project Mercury.  . Comes with a COA hand signed by Eugene Kranz. Very RARE!!

 

#EK-522
 $400
 

 

Supplement to the Post Launch Memorandum Report For Mercury - Atlas No. 5 (MA-5)
Copy #9
Part 1 – Mission Analysis
(NASA, Engineering Data Office,
December 11, 1961)

 

This is a supplement to the earlier Post Launch Memorandum Report for Mercury - Atlas No. 5, MA-5 (Enos the Chimp).  It was originally classified information but as you can see on the attached scan was declassified effective 1/14/70.  This document is a compilation of time histories of quantities measured onboard the capsule during the flight and recorded on an onboard tape recorder.  This is Gene Kranz's personal copy and he hand inscribed it's cover accordingly. 

 

#EK-524
$325
 

Post Launch Memorandum Report for Mercury - Atlas No. 8 (MA-8) aka. Sigma 7: Wally Schirra
Copy #35/400
Part 1 – Mission Analysis
(NASA,
October 23, 1962)

 

This MA-8 (Wally Schirra) Post Launch Report was issued shortly following the completion of that mission.  It was origionally classified information but as you can see on the attached scan was declassified effective 1/14/70.  This document is loaded with detail, including photographs, charts and graphs.  This is Gene Kranz's personal copy and he has hand inscribed it's cover accordingly.

 

 #EK-528
$375  SOLD
  

Gemini Midprogram Conference: Including Experiment Results.
NASA SP-121, 443 pages, published by NASA,
Washington, D.C., Feb. 1966

 

A NASA publication, containing papers presented at the conference with an emphasis on the first seven missions.  The papers are divided into two major groups: The first concerns spacecraft and launch vehicle description and development, mission operations, and mission results; and the second reports results of experiments performed.  This is Eugene F. Kranz's personal copy and he has hand inscribed it’s cover accordingly.       

 

#EK-537
 $300
 

Gemini Summary Conference
NASA, SP-138, February 1-2, 1967, 345 pgs.

 

Proceedings of NASA summary conference for the Gemini Program.  Printed on coated paper in b/w and color, the conference consisted of 21 technical papers and appendendices.  Illustrated with graphs, tables and photos.  The papers ere grouped into five categories: Space Orbital Maneuvering, Man's Activities in Space, Operational Experience, Gemini Onboard Experiments and Gemini Summarization. 

 

Gene has hand signed the title page in blue sharpie, "From my Gemini Mission Files...Eugene F. Kranz" 

 

#EK-Gemini Summary Conference
 $425
 

 

 

 

NASA Technical Memorandum
Apollo Lunar Landing Mission Symposium
June 25-27, 1966
Manned Spacecraft Center, Houston, Texas
NASA # TM X-58006
 

The Apollo Lunar Landing Mission Symposium was held at the NASA Manned Spacecraft Center on June 25, 26 and 27, 1966. The papers presented during the three days covered all aspects of the lunar landing mission, with primary emphasis on the lunar operations phases of the mission.

 

This 682 page publication contains photos, charts, graphs and a wealth of interesting text.  This is Gene Kranz's personal copy who also added his last name on the top right corner of the cover at the time it was issued to him.  As you can see, he also labeled the spine for easy identification while it sat on his bookshelf during that period.  This is an amazing document produced only 3 years before man landed on the moon and played an integral part of that process.    

 

#EK-Lunar Symposium
 $850 SOLD
 

 

 

 

Hofbraugarten Beer Mug Hofbraugarten Beer Mug

 

The item being offered here is an extreme  rarity these days. This beer mug is from the "infamous" Hofbraugarten Restaurant in Dickinson, TX and comes directly from the personal collection of Gene Kranz.

 

Hofbraugarten was located about 10 miles from MSC and in the glory days was the favored hangout and watering hole for the Flight Control Team's post mission parties. It's too bad this mug can't talk because if it could we'd hear some amazing stories although I'm certain some could never be published ! 

 

For those of you with an interest in Mission Control history I'd imagine this would be a must have item. It held a wealth of personal memories for Gene Kranz who maintained this mug in his personal collection of many years. 

 

I'm sure that for the cost of shipping back and forth Gene would be happy to hand sign this mug for it's new lucky owner.  I'd also imagine that this would make a great item to have other Flight Controlers sign as well and would make a great conversation piece.  Comes with COA from Farthest Reaches.

 

 

#EK-Hofbraugarten Mug
 $145
 

 

 

 

This offering is a retirement gift from the girls of mission control, affectionally known as the "Late Night Limo Bunch".  As you can see each has signed their "so long sentiment" to Gene who has kept this in his personal collection for many years.  Something quite personal from the archives of the Flight Director himself.....

 

#EK-Late Night Limo Bunch
 $65
 

"Apollo 11 - 20th Anniversary JSC Homecoming Parade : July 22, 1989
from the personal collection of Gene Kranz

 

This badge was worn by Eugene Kranz who was present as an honored participant at this event.  Gene has kept this as a personal memento since it's acquisition, until being offered for sale here.  This comes with a COA from Farthest Reaches.. 

 

#EK-Homecoming Badge
 $95
 

"The Force: Black Hole Chilli 1980" Badge
from the VERY personal collection of Eugene Kranz

 

This badge was worn by Eugene Kranz who was a proud member of "The Force" Chili Cook-off Team comprised of members from his Flight Operations Team.  The competition was fierce and became a real tradition thus this badge has great sentimental value to Gene.  It is hand drawn (though Gene's name is typed at the top) as you can see by the scan and comes with its original holder and pocket clip.    This comes with a COA from Farthest Reaches.. 

 

#EK- The Force Badge
 $85
 

Texas Book Festival - Featured Author Badge
from the personal collection of Eugene Kranz

 

This badge which comes with it's original lanyard was worn by Gene who was promoting his book at the Texas Book Festival.  Another great associational item from Gene's' personal archives.  This badge comes with a COA from Farthest Reaches.. 

 

#EK-Texas Book Festival Badge
 $30

Kranz - Failure Is Not An Option Hat

 

This baseball style hat commemorates the 50th anniversary of NASA and comes from the personal collection of Eugene F. Kranz.  As you can see in the image, Gene has neatly inscribed, "Failure is not an option!..Eugene F. Kranz, Flight".  The back of the hat has been embroidered, "USA VIP".  It is in "as new" condition and very nice !

 

#EK- NASA 50th Hat
 $150

 

This was Gene's Retirement Party announcement.  It was quite an event and this one from Gene's collection of memoribilia has been hand signed in bold blue sharpie.  In excellent condition. 

 

#EK- Retirement Announcement
 $65

These cowboy spurs were presented to Gene following a leadershp talk to the Universiry of Texas. The leather has been engraved with "GK".  They have been in his personal collection for quite some time and Gene has hand signed them, "Aim High.... Eugene Kranz".  It's a Texas thing and a very cool memento that Gene has enjoyed until turning over to Farthest Reaches for purposes of it's sale.

 

#EK- Retirement Announcement
 $195

 

 

Vests and Shirts

Some worn & some not.... but ALL from Gene Kranz's personal wardrobe

 


This red, white and blue glitter vest was produced for Gene for of his speeches though Gene can’t remember which one. I LOVE this vest and he did as well. As you can see, it has been beautifully hand signed in great contrast to the material with “Flight” added.

 

#EK- RWB Stars & Stripes Vest
 $250


Gene Kranz Vest
Red, White & Blue stripped vest – Made for Gene for a series of “State Farm – Life Heroes” advertisements. Gene has neatly hand signed this vest in black sharpie and has added “Flight”. This is a replica of his Apollo 17 vest (on loan to Space Center Houston) which consisted of red, white and blue sequined stripes.

#EK- Apollo 17 Replica Vest
 $250 SOLD

Gene Kranz Vest

This vest made for Gene by his daughter Joan. Gene has kept this in his personal collection for years and hand signs with “Flight” added. This one has an Apollo 11 mission emblem sewn on. Gene confesses it's a bit large for him but hey, it's a vest, it belongs to Gene Kranz and it's hand signed !!

 

#EK- Apollo 11 Replica Vest
 $175 SOLD




Gene Kranz Vest
This vest also made for Gene by his daughter Joan. Gene has kept this in his personal collection for years.  It is beautifully hand signed with “Flight” added. An Apollo 13 mission emblem is sewn on. Also a bit large for him per Gene but being made by his daughter adds to it's desirability.

 

#EK- Apollo 13 Replica Vest
 $SOLD


 This replica Gemini IX-A (first of the celebration vests) vest and also worn for Apollo 9 splashdown was made for Gene for a series of “State Farm – Life Heroes” advertisements. This vest is beautifully hand signed in black sharpie with “Flight” added.

#EK - Vest Gemini IX 9-A
$250 SOLD

 

 

Gene Kranz Vest Gene Kranz Vest

 

 The plaid vest being offered here was presented to Gene by a Grade School in Toledo, Ohio at an personal appearance and for years after was worn at family Christmas parties. As can be seen in the scan it (like the others) has been hand signed with “Flight” added.

 

#EK-Vest (Plaid) Signed

$225 SOLD
 
 




Offered here is Gene Kranz's flight suit, worn as a volunteer flight engineer on the Lone Star Flight Museum's (Galveston, TX) B-17.  During his "tour of duty" which spanned about 5 years, it was "flown" at approximately 40 air shows. The name patch is from the Rhode Island airshow.  As can be seen in the scan it  has been hand signed with “Flight” added.

 

#EK-Flight Suit

$325




Hand painted Mission Operations shirt made of a soft sweatshirt material. The painted graphics/text in and around the logo summarize Gene Kranz’s entire work history from a mission and organizational standpoint. The front says, “Gene Kranz Flight, Operations Director”. This was given as a retirement gift and has been a treasured memento of Gene’s for many years. A totally unique item and beautifully with artwork that is beautifully rendered.  An absolutely unique one of a kind item that Gene confessed was hard to let go of. Size XL, 50/50 Cotton/Poly blend.

#EK- Retirement Shirt

$275

 

 

 

 

This shirt made especially for Gene by Lands End was worn on the golf course.  As you can see in the scan it carries the MCC emblem and "Failure is not an option".  In beautiful condition despite being worn by Gene.  Size XL, 100% cotton. 

 

#EK- Lands End MCC (camel)
 $100 SOLD
 


This shirt made especially for Gene by Lands End was worn on the golf course.  As you can see in the scan it carries the MCC emblem and "Failure is not an option".  In beautiful condition.  Size XL, 100% cotton. 

 

#EK- Lands End MCC (white)
 $100
 


This shirt made especially for Gene by Lands End was worn on the golf course. It carries the "Spirit of Flight" emblem.

 

The logo was designed by Jean Marie Kranz for the "Spirit of Flight" bi-plane completed in October 1996. It is made available for the exclusive use of the Flight Directors past and present. This shirt is in beautiful condition. Size XL, 100% cotton. 

 

#EK- Lands End "Spirit of Flight"
 $100


This shirt made especially for Gene by Lands End was never worn but nevertheless, a part of Gene's personal wardrobe.  It carries the Mission Operations emblem. Pristine condition.  Size XL, 100% cotton. 

 

#EK- Lands End Mission Operations (blue)
 $75
 


This shirt made especially for Gene by Lands End was never worn but nevertheless, a part of Gene's personal wardrobe.  It carries the MCC emblem and "Failure is not an option". Pristine condition.  Size XL, 100% cotton. 

 

#EK- Lands End MCC (red/blue)
 $75

 

 

 


 

 


 
 

Offered here is Gene Kranz's Avirex A-2 leather flight jacket.  Gene needed this jacket for flying his experimental aircraft (see photo above).  Unfortunately the plane sustained damage in a flood and is no longer air worthy.  The plane has been on display for several years at the Lone Star Flight Museum in Galveston, TX.

 

In Gene's own words, "This was the aircraft I built and intended to wear the Jacket... was open cockpit and needed something fitting for the weather and aircraft."

 

As you can see this jacket is in pristine condition.  The lining is striking and Gene has hand signed it in black sharpie with "Flight" added.  Size XL. 

 

 

#EK - Avirex Leather Jacket

$450

 

 

 

Eugene F. Kranz's Mission Worn Mercury MR4 Operations Access Badge

Offered here is undoubtedly one of most unique and exciting Mercury era Mission Control badges ever made available for public ownership.  It is the actual badge worn by (then) future Flight Director and NASA icon, Eugene F. Kranz during Gus Grissom's Liberty Bell 7 flight (MR4) on July 21st, 1961.  As you can see in the scan, this badge which comes to Farthest Reaches directly from Gene, has been well worn.  If only it could talk, imagine the stories it would be able to share !. 
 

It measures 4" x 2.5"and Gene has hand written on the back, "MR4 - Grissom".  This museum piece will be accompanied by a hand signed letter from Gene on his personal stationary attesting to his ownership of this badge.  Additionally, upon  request, it could be hand signed if so desired.  Farthest Reaches Inc. is VERY proud to be handling this badge for Gene Kranz as it becomes a most treasured addition to it's new owner's space memorabilia collection. 

 

Worn by one of the most recognized and respected names in Mission Control,  during what is considered by many, the most significant pioneer manned space flight in NASA's history, it just doesn't get any better than this!!

 

#EK-Mercury Operations Badge - Grissom
  $950
 

 

 

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Eugene F. Kranz's Mission Worn Mercury MA4 Operations Access Badge

 

Offered here it the actual badge worn by (then) future Flight Director and NASA icon, Eugene F. Kranz during the unmanned first orbital flight of MA-4 on September 13th, 1961.  As you can see in the scan this badge which comes to Farthest Reaches directly from Gene, has been well worn.  If only it could talk, imagine the stories it would be able to share !

 

The Mercury Atlas-4 booster was launched from the Cape's LC-14 at 9:04 a.m. on 13 September 1961 with Mercury Spacecraft #8A as a payload. MA-4 was the first Mercury spacecraft to orbit the earth. The USS Decatur recovered the Mercury Atlas 4 spacecraft 166 miles east of Bermuda. Elapsed time from lift-off to recovery was 3 hours and 10 minutes. A simulated man (robot) aboard rode at a speed of 17,519 miles per hour at maximum altitude of 158.6 miles.

 

This historic badge measures 4" x 2.5"and will be accompanied by a hand signed letter from Gene on his personal stationary attesting to its use and ownership.  Additionally, upon  request, it could be hand signed if so desired.  Farthest Reaches Inc. is VERY proud to be handling this badge for Gene Kranz as it becomes a most treasured addition to it's new owner's space memorabilia collection. 

Worn by one of the most recognized and respected names in Mission Control,  during what is considered by many, the most significant pioneer manned space flight in NASA's history, it just doesn't get any better than this!!

 

#EK-Mercury Operations Badge - MA4
  $850
 

 

Apollo 9 Flight Readiness Review
(McDivitt/Scott
Schweickart)

#EK17
$125

 SOLD

STS-3 Flight Readiness

#EK51
$125

 

STS-5 Flight Readiness

#EK54
$125

 

 

 

STS-5
 
(Columbia: 3/22 - 3/30, 1982)

#EK55
$275

SOLD

 

STS-6 Flight Readiness

#EK56
$125

 

 

 

 

Health Stabilization Program
All Missions

#EK58
$
195
 SOLD

 

Health Stabilization Program
STS-1

(Columbia: 4/12 - 4/14, 1981)


#EK59
$195

 

 

Health Stabilization Program
STS-3
(Columbia: 3/22 - 3/30, 1982)

#EK60
$150

 

 

Health Stabilization Program
STS-5
 
(Columbia: 3/22 - 3/30, 1982)


#EK61
$150

 

The Health Stabilization Program was designed to keep the STS astronauts healthy in the days prior to flight, through quarantine.  Gene was designated "Primary Contact" for the missions indicated by the badges shown above and as such, was amongst the few who were cleared for direct access to the astronauts during that period.  

 

 

Patches from the personal collection of Eugene F. Kranz

STS-6 - TDRS

#EK105
$50

 

 

STS-39
(AB Emblems)

#EK122
$20

 

 

STS-41G
(AB Emblems)

#EK115
$20

 

 

STS-46
(AB Emblems)

#EK117
$20

 

 

STS-51J
(AB Emblems)

#EK109
$20

 

 

The patches shown come from the personal archives of Eugene F. Kranz.  All patches are 4" - 5" except where noted.  Patches come with a COA from Farthest Reaches Inc.

 

 

 

 

 
Mission Used and Hand Annotated by Flight Director Eugene F. Kranz

Authentic Console Used Apollo 15 Lunar Module Falcon Schematic

 

 

This schematic (4 AC) describes the Electrical AC Power System for Apollo 15 Lunar Module Falcon.  These flight controller schematics were instrumental to Gene who needed to keep such critical information at his fingertips at all times.  This specific page was taken directly from his Apollo 15 "Goody Book".  This book was personally assembled by Gene and remained on his console throughout the Apollo 15 mission.  This amazing piece of Apollo history is hand annotated by Gene as can be seen in the scan.  This schematic measures 27.5" x 10.5" and is in excellent condition.

 #EK-4 AC
  $995
 

 

 

Professional Engineer Achievement Award in recognition for outstanding professional and leadership services during his Aerospace career and for providing the perfect role model for a future generation of engineers

Date Issued:  1996
Issued by: Society of Hispanic Engineers  

Measures 9.25" x 12.50"

 

#EK-547
$125

 

In appreciation for delivering the 45th Annual Louis H. Bauer Lecture
to the Aerospace Medical Association, Houston, Texas 

Date Issued:  5/18/00
Issued by: Aerospace Medical Association  

Measures 10" x 8"

 

#EK-548
$50

 

Proclamation from the Office of the Mayor 

Date Issued:  12/1/95
Issued by: City of Toledo, Ohio - Mayor Carleton S. Finkbeiner  

Measures 13" x 8.5"

 

#EK-549
$95

 

 Commendation for sustained extraordinary

accomplishment and nomination for a Presidential Rank of
Distinguished Executive in the Senior Executive Service of the United States Government.   

Date Issued:  7/16/84
Issued by: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (signed by James Beggs)  

Measures 11" x 14"

 

#EK-550
$150

 

Certificate of Qualification as Gallery Rifle Marksman 

Date Issued:  5/11/53
Issued by: The National Rifle Association  

Measures 11" x 8"

 

#EK-551
$85

 

AFROTC: Air Force Reserve Officer's
Training Corps (Summer Camp)  

Date Issued:  8/25/53
Issued by: Camp Training Officer & Camp
Commander of Scott Air Force Base, Illinois  

Measures 10" x 8"

 

#EK-552
$125

 

 

Books fro the personal library of Eugene F. Kranz

 

Project Mercury Star Chart

This star chart is a part of a full set of charts used by Mercury Astronauts assigned to Remote Tracking Stations.  By using the correct star chart and a clear overlay (not included) in the shape if a spacecraft window, they were able to see the same view being seen by the orbiting astronaut from his capsule window.  Both sides of this 4" x 10.75" laminated chart may be read.  This is a seldom seen artifact of the Mercury Program.  Comes with a COA  from Farthest Reaches.

 

#EK233
 $250

 

 

Project Mercury Star Chart - Hand Signed by Eugene F. Kranz

This star chart is identical to the unsigned star chart shown above other that this one has been hand signed in black sharpie by Eugene Kranz. 

 

#EK233S
 $295

 

 

This lucite presented to Gene by the National Freight Transportation Association in 2005.  A beautifully produced lucite measures 4" x 5".  Comes with a COA from, Farthest Reaches Inc.

 

#EK-563
 $25
 

 

This Spacelab medallion comes from Eugene Kranz's personal collection of coins and medallions and comes in it's own plastic case as noted.  This medallion DOES NOT contain flown medal.  Comes with a COA from Farthest Reaches.

 

#EK96
$40

 

 

 
(All posters and prints include a COA from Farthest Reaches)

"Visions Of The Future" by Robert McCall

 

Celebrating the art of space artist Robert McCall and presented to Gene by Robert McCall who has hand signed in gold, "To Gene Kranz, with admiration...Robert McCall".  Poster measures  22" x 34" and is in very good though not perfect condition. 

#EK235
 $175
 

 

"Capturing The Vision"

 

A Manned Flight Awareness Poster measuring  22" x 34" and
signed,
"From my personal collection...Eugene Kranz.  Very colorful and beautifully signed. 

 

#EK236
 $95
 

NASA Apollo 11, 20th Anniversary Poster is on heavy paper stock.  It measures 20" x 30" and is
hand signed by Gene Kranz who adds "Flight" in blue sharpie.  Beautiful as you can see.

 

#EK238
 $175
 

"Pioneering Space" by Dan Collins. 

 

On heavy paper stock this print measures 29" x 21".  Hand signed by Eugene Kranz who adds, "From my personal collection".

 

#EK239
 $95
 

"Scientific Exploration - An American Tradition" by Dan Collins. 

 

On heavy paper stock this print measures 29" x 21".  Note Gene Kranz at the console!  Hand signed by Eugene Kranz who adds, "From my personal collection".

 

#EK240
 $95
 

Poster promoting Cleveland, Ohio National Air Show celebrating 100 years of powered flight.  A very retro looking poster and hand signed by Eugene Kranz who adds, "Flight".  Measures 22" x 28".  Very colorful!. 

 

#EK241
 $75
 

Poster produced in conjunction with the 67th General Meeting of the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors.  This is a beautiful production as you can see.  The main image is a reproduction of an Alan Bean print with photographs below of the Apollo 12 Moonwalkers Alan Bean and Pete Conrad with Flight Director, Eugene Kranz in between.  Gene has hand signed below his image.  As you can see, the words, "Failure Is Not An Option are emblazoned into the lower portion of this poster.  Measures 24" x 18". 

 

#EK242
 $95
 

"Developing the Space Frontier", by Linda Boyer (#227 of 500). 

 

This print which was presented Gene (who has also signed), is hand signed and numbered by the artist.  It
was produced for the American Astronautical Society and measures 20" x 14".

 

#EK244
 $75
 

"Developing the Space Frontier", by Linda Boyer (#227 of 500). 

 

This print which is the mate to the one above,  was presented Gene (who has also signed) and is also hand signed and numbered by the artist.  It was produced for the American Astronautical Society and measures 20" x 14". 

 

#EK245
 $75
 

"Grumman's First Men In Space"

 

This print was produced in part from a negative flown LM-3/Apollo 9 (3/3/69).  It comes from Gene's personal collection and he has signed in blue sharpie with "Flight" added.  It measures 20" x 14". 

 

#EK246
 $85
 

 

 

 

 

Offered here is an MA-8 launch photo measuring (11"x14") is mounted on a 16" x 20" mat.  It comes from Gene Kranz's personal collection and he signs accordingly in black sharpie just under the photo.  It was framed for many years but removed from the frame for easier sale and transport.  In outstanding condition.        

 

#EK-2562
 $85
 

 

 

 

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The items that follow have all been hand signed
specifically for Farthest Reaches by Eugene F. Kranz

 

"Failure Is Not An Option" by Eugene Kranz
(Simon & Shuster, NY - 2000 - 1st edition - fifteenth printing, HC, 415pgs)

 

This highly acclaimed book that details the career of Mission Control icon, Eugene Kranz has been hand signed by Kranz with "Flight" added.  This book is an "As New" unread copy with small remainder mark to bottom page edge.

 

#GK-11
$79.95

 

 

Eugene Kranz, Flight Director hand signs this Apollo XI Art Craft cover honoring man's first landing on the moon.  It is double cancelled on both the date of issue for the stamp affixed as well as the date of moon landing on July 20, 1969.  Very cool and a beautiful cachet.        

 

#GK-Support-210
$65

      

#Beautiful Sarzin cover with metallic cachet which is mirror like despite the problem of getting it to scan correctly.  Eugene Kranz, Flight Director hand signs this Apollo XIII cover with Cape Canaveral, FL cancel on April 16, 1970 as they were struggling to make it home, just one day before what would become splashdown.  Gene hand signs and adds, "Our finest hour !".  A magnificent cover.

 

GK-Support-Finest Hour Sarzin Cover
$85

 Sarzin cover with metallic cachet which is mirror like despite the problem of getting it to scan correctly.  Eugene Kranz, Flight Director hand signs this Apollo XIII cover with Cape Canaveral, Fl cancel on April 14, 1970, the day of the explosion.  Kranz hand signs and adds his now famous quote in part, "Lets solve the problem...." as the ground crew were struggling to find a way to get their crew home safely. A magnificent cover. .      

 

#GK-Support-Lets solve the problem Sarzin Cover
$85

Gene Kranz hand signs white 3x5 index card in black sharpie.

 

#GK-Index Card
$40

 

Eugene Kranz hand signs this SpaceShot card (#0169) showing the Apollo 13 launch.    

 

#GK110
$40

 

 

Gene Kranz at his console for Gemini 6 (Schirra/Stafford) simulation.  A beautifully detailed image giving us a great look at the MCC technology.  Boldly hand signed and inscribed in blue sharpie and dated 10/24/65.   

 

#GK19
$65

 

"Aim high - never surrender!"  This is Gene's creedo.  Never were truer more inspirational words spoken.  Hand signed in black sharpie but also available in blue upon request.

 

#GK10
$65

 

"Tough and Competent" This well known quote attributed to Gene is inscribed in blue sharpie with "Flight" added.  The look of determination on Gene's face speaks a thousand words !   

 

#GK9
$65

 

Hand signed MCC emblem (designed by Artist Robert McCall).  Black sharpie with "White Flight" added.   

 

#GK1
$65

 


"The Vest"  This quintisential image of Gene Kranz speaks for itself.  The signature is in bold black sharpie and Gene adds, "White Flight".  Simply awesome!

 

#GK2
$65

This is a seldom if ever seen image that comes directly from Gene's personal files.  He is shown here performing a 1G Suit Evaluation in 1980 and inscribes accordingly in bold blue sharpie while also adding, "Flight".  An incrediby rare image hand signed by the Flight Director himself exclusively for Farthest Reaches. 

 

#GK-1G
$65

 


Mission Control - Houston, July, 1969 (Apollo 11).  Beuatifully hand signed in blue sharpie.  Gene Cernan who is also shown could be added.

 

#GK3
$65



Failure is not an option: the most recognizable words associated with Apollo 13 and also the title of Gene's book.

 

#GK11
$65


 

 

"This crew is coming home!" are the actual words spoken as the Apollo 13 Flight Director, Gene Kranz hand signes this MCC image showing Fred Haise on the big screen.  Awesome image and inscription.

 

#GK8
$65


 

"Capcom, We are go for landing !" ...7/20/69.   These were Gene's actual words spoken as the Apollo 11 Flight Director.  Beautifully hand signed in black sharpie.  Awesome image and inscription.

 

#GK4
$65

 
Eugene Kranz - Our Finest Hour

Gene signs and inscribes, "Our finest hour" and adds splashdown date.   Photo was taken just post Apollo 13 splashdown and recovery.  Note James Lovell on big screen.

 

#GK5
$65


 

Special: Signed by Jim Lovell, Apollo 13 CDR and Eugene
Kranz, Flight Director

 

Apollo 13 - Damaged Service Module  hand signed and inscribed using Sy's actual words and Gene Kranz who adds, "Flight".  In addition, we have a few that have also been hand signed by Apollo 13 CDR, James Lovell.  Beautifully produced.  A wonderful "concept" piece, to add to your space collection.  Note: Dust marks/streaking are scanner artifacts.  Actual images are perfect.

 

#Finest Hour: Kranz/Lovell
$475

 

 

Gene Kranz at the console on Apollo 16 launch day.  Hand signed and inscribed accordingly in blue sharpie with launch day added.

 

#GK6
$65

 
       

 

Apollo 13 Service Module explosion pushes Mission Control into hight gear! Hand signed by Gene Kranz who includes this often quoted passage, as he leads the charge to bring the crew back alive.  He writes, " Solve the problem.  Let's not make it any worse by guessing" ...4/13/70. 

 

This striking image is boldly signed in black sharpie.  It captures the focus brought to bear on the situation that might have been our greatest disaster in space but became instead, what Gene refered to as, "Our finest hour"

 

Please Note:  Scanning this image was very difficult.  The dust marks/streaking ARE NOT on the photo itself.  The colors are rich and pristine.   It is a perfect image.

 

#Solve the problem
$125

 


 

 

 

Special: Signed by Eugene Kranz & Sy Liebergot, Apollo EECOM !

 

Apollo 13 - Aquarius becomes a lifeboat ! 

 

Hand signed by Gene Kranz & Sy Liebergot with Sy's actual words to "Flight".  Note: Dust marks/streaking are scanner artifacts.  Actual images are perfect.

#MultiLifeboat
$125

 

 

 

Special: Signed by Eugene Kranz AND Sy Liebergot, Apollo EECOM !

 

Apollo 13 - Damaged Service Module 

 

Hand signed by Gene Kranz & Sy Liebergot with Sy's
actual words to "Flight" (words which by the way, Sy points out, he will never live down :).  Note: Dust marks/streaking are scanner artifacts.  Actual images are perfect.

#Damaged Service Module - Double
$125

 

 

 

Special: Signed by Jim Lovell, Apollo 13 CDR, Eugene
Kranz, Flight Director & Sy Liebergot, Apollo EECOM

 

Apollo 13 - Damaged Service Module  hand signed and inscribed using Sy's actual words and Gene Kranz who adds, "Flight".  In addition, we have a few that have also been hand signed by Apollo 13 CDR, James Lovell.  Beautifully produced.  A wonderful "concept" piece, to add to your space collection.  Note: Dust marks/streaking are scanner artifacts.  Actual images are perfect.

 

#Damaged Service Module - Triple
$475

 



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