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Steve Bales

Apollo 11 Flight Controller 

This cover honoring the first day of issue for "Decade of Space Achievements 1961-1971) with a wonderful cachet by Art Craft Covers.  Cover was cancelled at Huntsville, AL on date of stamp issue and hand signed by Apollo 11 Flight Controller Stephen Bales.   Bales as history will attest is best known for his critical role in the first lunar landing. 

 

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$35

 

This Art Craft cover commemorating Apollo 11's lunar landing was cancelled in Washington, DC on July 20, 1994 which was the first day of issue for the affixed "First Moon Landing" stamp.  It has also been hand signed on Apollo 11's moon date of July 20, 1960.  It is boldly hand signed by Apollo 11 Flight Controller Stephen Bales.   Bales as history will attest is best known for his critical role in that first lunar landing. 

 

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$40

 

 

 

James M. Beggs
NASA Administrator '81 - '85

This 3x5 index card is hand signed by James Beggs who adds "NASA Administrator 1981 - 85".  Beggs served as the 6th Administrator of NASA. Nominated by President Reagan on June 1, 1981, Beggs took his oath of office and entered the post on July 10, 1981, serving until December 4, 1985.
 

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$30

 

This beautiful and colorful Fleetwood cover with first day of issue stamp block was cancelled on 5/31/81 at KSC and is hand signed by James Beggs who adds "NASA 1981 - 1985.  Beggs served as the 6th Administrator of NASA. Nominated by President Reagan on June 1, 1981, Beggs took his oath of office and entered the post on July 10, 1981, serving until December 4, 1985. 

 

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$35
 

 

 

Max Faget
 Mercury Spacecraft Designer 

This beautiful and colorful Fleetwood cover with first day of issue stamp block was cancelled on 5/31/81 at KSC and is hand signed by Max Faget.  Faget is credited for having designed the original spacecraft for Project Mercury and for contributing to the designs of every U.S. human spacecraft from Mercury to the Space Shuttle.  Mint condition.

 

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$35

 

 

 

John Houbolt
Aerospace Engineer
Lunar Orbit Rendezvous (LOR)

This first day cover honoring the first day of issue for "Space - Expanding Our Horizons" stamp was cancelled on 5/29/92 in Chicago and is hand signed by John Houbolt.  Houbolt as you probably know was credited for having effectively promoted the lunar mission mode called Lunar Orbit Rendezvous or LOR. This flight path first endorsed by Wernher von Braun in June 1961 and was chosen for Apollo program in early 1962. This critical decision was viewed as vital to ensuring that Man reached the Moon in the 1960's, as President John F. Kennedy had proposed and, in the process, saved billions of dollars and time by efficiently using existing rocket technology. 

 

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This 3x5 index card is hand signed by John Houbolt. Houbolt as you probably know was credited for having effectively promoted the lunar mission mode called Lunar Orbit Rendezvous or LOR. This flight path first endorsed by Wernher von Braun in June 1961 and was chosen for Apollo program in early 1962. This critical decision was viewed as vital to ensuring that Man reached the Moon in the 1960's, as President John F. Kennedy had proposed and, in the process, saved billions of dollars and time by efficiently using existing rocket technology.

 

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$35
 

 

 

Chris Kraft 

NASA Flight Director
Director of the Manned Spacecraft Center

Great image of Chris Kraft at the console.  Authentically hand signed in black sharpie.  In pristine condition.

 

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$60

 

Great image of Chris Kraft at the console.  Authentically hand signed in black sharpie.  In pristine condition.

 

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$60

 

This business suit portrait of Kris Kraft is beautifully hand signed in bold black sharpie.  It measures 8"x10".

 

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$50

 

This business suit portrait of Kris Kraft is beautifully hand signed in bold black sharpie.  It measures 8"x10".

 

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$50

 

 

This candid photo of Chris Kraft enjoying a light moment in mission control is beautifully hand signed in black sharpie.  Image measures 8x10. 

 

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$50

 
 

This photo of Chris Kraft in Mission Control boldly hand signed in black sharpie.  Measures 8"x10".  Pristine.

 

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$50

 

 

 

Glynn Lunney

NASA Flight Director  

This Fleetwood cover featuring a cachet showing the Apollo 15 and cancelled Houston, TX on 8/2/71 honors the first day of issue for the affixed Decade of Achievement stamp.  It is hand signed by Glynn Lunney who adds, "Apollo Flight Director"  Excellent condition. 

 

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$40
 

This Fleetwood cover featuring a Skylab cachet and cancelled Houston, TX on 5/14/74 honors the first day of issue for the affixed Skylab stamp.  It is hand signed by Glynn Lunney who adds, "Program Manager for the command ships for Skylab"  Excellent condition. 

 

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$35
 

 

 

Rocco Petrone

Director of Launch Operations (KSC)
Director of Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)

This 3x5 index card was hand signed by Rocco Petrone who also adds "Director, George C. Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville Alabama - 1973 - 1974.  Petrone was an American engineer who was the third director of the NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center from 1973 to 1974. Before that he was Director of Launch Operations at NASA's Kennedy Space Center from July 1966 until September 1969 and then Apollo Program Director.

 

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$35
 

 

This first day of issue cover was issued jointly with Russia and honors "Space: Expanding Our Horizons".  It is postmarked Chicago, IL - Moscow, Russia on May 29th, 1992.  It is an Aristocrat Cachet with an simply beautiful stamp as you can see in the scan.  This cover is neatly hand signed by Rocco Petrone.  Petrone was an American engineer who was the third director of the NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center from 1973 to 1974. Before that he was Director of Launch Operations at NASA's Kennedy Space Center from July 1966 until September 1969 and then Apollo Program Director.

 

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Wernher von Braun

Wernher von Braun's AOPA  (Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association) membership card.  This card registered von Braun as a "fully qualified member entitled to receive all rights and privilages....."

 

This card is about the size of a credit card and was no doubt kept close to von Braun or with his personal records to prove his membership.  It was issued on May 31, 1973 and has been hand beautifully hand signed in bold blue ballpoint pen.  Personal items belonging to von Braun are exceedingly difficult to come by. 

 

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