MISC  MEMORABILIA

 

Please enjoy our huge selection of all things space related including autographs, books, NASA "paper", FLOWN spaace artifacts, assorted memorabilia and a wide variety of items coming directly from the personal collections of Astronauts, Mission Control personnel and other lengends of the manned space program.  As we approach our 17th year we thank you for visitng and invite you to strap in, relax and enjoy the ride.

 

Use the Breaking News to see our latest one-of-a-kind, rare collectibles from the personal collections of the pioneers of the manned space program. FarthestReaches.com has the widest selection of astronaut autographs, space program related autographs, flown space memorabilia and one of a kind space and space related artifacts on the internet.





 

The Space Ship One Collection

 

Space Ship One - Multi Signed

all photographs measure 8x10 unless otherwise specified

Signed by Mike Melville & Brian Binnie who both add mission information

 

#SS1-G
$75

 

Signed by Mike Melville & Brian Binnie who both add mission information

 

#SS1-I
$75

 

 

Space Ship One - Brian Binnie

 


From the personal collection of Astronaut Ed Gibson

Obtained by Ed Gibson at a public signing event, this 8 x 10 photograph is authentically hand signed by Brian Binnie.  Ed has held it in his personal collection from the time it was obtained.  A few minor indentations from handling that do not distract. 

 

#Gibson - Binnie
$55

 


Signed by Brian Binnie who also adds mission information

 

#SS1-A
$45

 

 

Space Ship One - Mike Melville

all photographs measure 8x10 unless otherwise specified


From the personal collection of Ed Gibson

Obtained by Astronaut Ed Gibson at a public signing event, this photo is authentically hand signed by Mike Melville.  He has held it in his personal collection from the time it was obtained.  A few minor indentations from handling that do not distract.  Comes with a COA from Farthest Reaches.

 

#Gibson - Melville 
$55

 

 


Signed by Mike Melville who also adds mission information

 

#SS1-C
$45


Signed by Mike Melville who also adds mission information

 

#SS1-D
$45

 

Signed by Mike Melville who also adds mission information

 

#SS1-F
$45

 

 

Process Order

 

 

 

 

 

Delta Clipper FLOWN Patch 

Delta Clipper FLOWN Patch 

  Delta Clipper FLOWN Mission Patch

 

Flight-flown limited edition patch from the eighth and final test flight of the Delta Clipper Experimental vehicle, #44/73, launched on July 7, 1995. Oval patch measures 5.25 inches in diameter. Patch is affixed to a color 8.5 x 11 informational sheet, detailing the flight at the White Sands Missile Range, as well as a color image of the take-off.

 

Accompanied by a 1995 memo from Dale Shell, the DC-X Flight test Manager stating, in part: “I am pleased to certify that this ‘DC-X Delta Clipper - Rapid Turn-Around’ patch was flown aboard flight 8 of the Delta Clipper Experimental…vehicle on 7 July 1995.”

 

The Delta Clipper Experimental Vehicle was constructed in 1991-93 at McDonnell Douglas' Huntington Beach facility. It was intended as a one-third scale model of a proposed SDIO single-stage launch vehicle. It first flew in August 1993 and had completed three flights when SDIO terminated the Delta Clipper program. After additional funding was procured, the vehicle flew five more flights before being returned to Huntington Beach for conversion into the DC-XA.
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  #Misc: Delta Clipper FLOWN Patch

  $250

 

 

 

 

 

FLOWN Aero Shell Fragment from

Pete Conrad's Delta Clipper (DC-X)

 

 

This DC-X maiden flight cover has two authentic flown pieces of Delta Clipper aero shell material affixed to it.  The material was obtained by Major Dale E. Shell who served as the DC-X & DC-XA Deputy Director for Flight Tests.

 

The flown material was recovered following the 6/27/94 explosion that occured at the onset of Flight #5.  The explosion was due to the ignition of a vented hydrogen cloud which resulted in a 3' x 17' breach in the side of the launch vehicle. 

 

These fragments were removed by Major Shell from the damaged area just above the control surface.  It should also be noted that Astronaut Pete Conrad was the DC-X Flight Manager. 

 

The cover is cancelled on August 18, 1993 (Flight #1) at White Sands Missile Range and comes with a hand signed COA from noted space historian Rick Boos to whom it was originally presented. 

 

#Misc: DCX Fragment

$65

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a table top Lockeed: Fleet Ballistic Missiles contractors model.  From left to right are the A1 (9.25"), A2 (10"), A3 (10.25") and C3 (10.75") missiles.  In outstanding condition mounted on wood base as shown in photo. 

 

 

Misc: Lockheed Missiles

$600

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

"Official NASA" Gemini 4 commemorative

 medallion containing FLOWN metal

NASA Gemini 4 medallion with flown metal

NASA Gemini 4 Medallion with Flown metal

NASA Gemini 4 medallion with FLOWN metal

 

On June 3, 1965, during the trailblazing Gemini 4 mission, astronaut Ed White became the first American to walk in space. At 3:45 p.m. EDT, White opened the hatch and used the hand-held maneuvering oxygen-jet gun to push himself out of the capsule. His extravehicular activity (EVA) started during the third orbit and lasted 23 minutes.

 

 

This EVA paved the way for the first men to walk on the moon, and for the International Space Station's construction and maintenance. Commander Jim McDivitt stayed inside to photograph these epic moments in U.S. history.

This medallion's front side features a space walk photograph, and the reverse, a reproduction of the actual 1965 Gemini 4 medallion.

 

This commemorative medallion contains metal flown on Gemini 4.  The production run was limited to only 3500 pieces worldwide.  This medallion comes with a certificate of authenticity and a plastic display stand. 

 

For your convenience I have provided images of how beautifully packaged this medallion is and details pertaining to it's production and design which can be easily read by clicking on each thumbnail.   

 

Flown Gemini 4 material is exceedingly difficult to come by thus making this display very desirable, particularly given it's very easonable pricing.

 

My supply of these are very limited so suggest you not wait long to place your order.

 

 

#Misc: Gemini 4 with flown metal
$24.95

 

 

 

 

"Official NASA" Apollo 11 45th anniversary

 medallion containing FLOWN metal

Apollo 11 Medallion with flown metal

 

 This official NASA medallion contains metal from the Command Module that flew the first men who walked on the moon 1969-2014. It is an immpressive  1.75" in diameter.  Both sides are shown in the accompanying image.

 

Please note that this is only the 2nd time EVER that NASA has issued an "Official" Apollo 11 Medallion with flown metal.  The first time of course was the MFA Medallion (also available here) which was in fact was produced in much higher numbers making this version even more desirable.

 

 Dimension-ally rendered in Antique Bronze Includes a Circular Presentation Case.  This medallion is beautifully produced in antique bronze with a sandblasted finish. 

 

Produced by premiere medallion maker Winco International (Winco) who certify that the metal included in the Apollo 45th Anniversary Medallions is taken from Apollo Command Modules that flew to the Moon. Various undefined flown metal types and percentages have been used in the production of these medallions.  The edition is limited to 1000 medallions.  Packaged on a beautiful display card and with unquestionable provenance.

  

#Apollo Mem - 11 - 45th Anniversary Medallion
$34.95

 

 

 

"Official NASA" Apollo 17 40th anniversary

 medallion containing FLOWN metal

Apollo 17 40th Anniversary Medallion with flown metal

 This 40th Anniversary medallion was produced in 2010.and commemorates  the Apollo 17 mission. This medallion contains metal that has flown to the moon on an Apollo Mission. It measures 1.75" diameter and in 2" round case as can be seen in the image provided.


Winco International (Winco) certifies that the metal included in this Apollo 40th Anniversary medallion is taken from Apollo Command Modules that flew to the Moon. Since NASA chose to celebrate the entire Apollo Program, no aspect of this 40th anniversary celebration was to be mission specific. As a result, Winco cannot identify the specific Apollo missions that the flown metal is taken from. NASA has accepted Winco's certification per their knowledge of the metal used and their internal usage of these individual and framed medallion editions. Various undefined flown metal types and percentages have been used in the production of these medallions.

 

 The edition is limited to 1972 medallions.  Iron clad provenance.

  

#Apollo Mem - 17 - 40th Anniversary Medallion
$16.95

 

 

 

"Official NASA" Award medallion with Shuttle FLOWN metal

Winco Shuttle Medallion with flown medal

This beautiful medallion produced by Winco International, NASA's supplier of mission insignia lapel pins throughout the course of the shuttle program, feature in full color the space agency's Space Shuttle Commemorative Emblem as designed by Blake Dumesnil but otherwise differ in design and inscription.

The NASA Award Medallion (1.75" diameter) is "in recognition of all who played a vital role in supporting the shuttle program." In addition, this limited edition medallion celebrates the program's 135 missions during 30 years of innovation and service.

Metal ingots produced for this program were flown on a space shuttle mission and then included in production so each medallion would contain flown material.

On the reverse, a space shuttle launch is rendered dimensionally in antique silver. The award medallion was designed by NASA artist Sean Collins.

 

#Shut - NASA Winco "Award" Medallion
$12.95

 

 

 

"Official NASA" Mission Complete medallion

 w/  Shuttle FLOWN metal



Offered here is the "Mission Complete" Medallion (1.75" diameter).  It commemorates the completion of NASA's shuttle program." In addition, this limited edition medallion celebrates the exceptional accomplishments and missions of the first winged orbital spacecraft.

Minted with the same shuttle-flown ingots included in the NASA Award Medallions, this medallion features a dimensionally rendered reverse showing the space shuttle at work through a launch, on-orbit operations and landing.

These medallions, designed by Andy Boston of Winco with additional artwork provided by Dumesnil, will be plated in antique bronze.

#Shut  - NASA Winco "Mission Complete" Medallion

$12.95

 

 

 

 

"Official NASA" Constellation (Cx) medallion w/ FLOWN metal

Winco Constellation Medallion wiith flown metal

 

The Constellation Cx medallion honors this now-former NASA program. Commissioned by NASA, this medal was created with flown rocket metals from the Oct. 28, 2009 Ares I-X and May 6, 2010 Orion Pad Abort-1 test flights. Beautifully produced and come in it's own plastic holder from which it can be easily removed.

 

#Misc: NASA Constellation Medallion  
$12.95

 

 

 

 

"Official NASA" Mars Curiosity Rover Medallion

Official NASA Curiosity Winco Medallion

 

NASA is marking the Curiosity rover's first year on Mars with a commemorative medallion minted from metal used in the engineering of the robotic explorer.

 

NASA's Curiosity medallion features a raised depiction of the Mars rover with its drill-equipped robotic arm stretching into the design's outer border. The three-dimensional rendering captures the Curiosity rover's laser-outfitted camera mast and is detailed enough to make out the custom tread on one of Curiosity's wheels (the pattern leaves behind tracks that spell out "JPL" in Morse code).

The front of the 1.75-inch diameter (4.4 centimeters) medallion is inscribed "Mars Curiosity Rover" and "Landing — August 5, 2012," the latter noting the date of the rover's touchdown as recorded at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif., where Curiosity is controlled.

NASA's insignia doubles as the Earth as rendered on the reverse of the medallion. The agency's emblem is offset by a raised depiction of Mars and its two moons, Phobos and Deimos.
Beautifully produced and comes in it's own plastic holder from which it can be easily removed.

 

#Misc: NASA Curiosity Medallion  
$12.95

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    "Apollo 11 50th Anniversary"

created by Artist Joan Kranz

conceptionalized by Eugene F. Kranz

signed/limited edition of 25

each co-signed by Eugene F. Kranz



"Go for landing"


raised letters &
hand signed by EFK


MCC Emblem


COA


Artist at work


NASA days


EFK signing


EKF signing

This unique custom-made panel honors the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Program.  Adding considerably to it's appeal is that Artist Joan F. Kranz (JFK) also happens to be the daughter of former Flight Director Eugene F. Kranz (EFK). 

 

Joan herself also worked for NASA beginning in 1984 as a computer operator supporting the mainframes on the first floor of the Mission Control (MCC) during the Space Shuttle Program.  Additional information about her NASA career can be found on each panel's COA.

 

A substantial (21.75" x 28.75" piece of cotton bull denim fabric serves as the background for the embroidered patches of Apollo 7, 11 & 17.  The centerpiece here is a large hand painted Mission Control Center emblem with Gene's iconic words emblazoned below in raised black letters, "Eagle you are GO for landing".

 

Artist Joan Kranz has signed and numbered each of these very limited edition panels (visible on the periphery of the MCC emblem). Lastly to top it off in grand fashion each is boldly hand signed by Gene Kranz who adds, "Flight".

 

 Each panel is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from the Artist which reads in part, "this artwork was created to celebrate the approaching 50th anniversary of the Lunar Landing on July 20, 2019 as well as the beginning, middle and end of the Apollo Program.  The idea of this panel came from a simple drawing on paper by Flight Director Gene Kranz.  The panel represents a culmination of teamwork, leadership and trust required by each Flight Controller when manning a console during the Apollo Program". 

 

If you're seeking a unique limited edition item that combines art with history, is hand signed by the Flight Director himself and created by his daughter (also of NASA liniage) than this is surely for you.  It will frame beautifully and easily become the centerpiece of your space memorabilia collection. 

 

#Misc: Joan Kranz- Eagle

$425

 

 

 

 

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Vintage McDonald Douglas Zippo lighter. Unused and in perfect condition.  As new in origional box with instructions.

 

# More: McDonald Douglas Lighter
$90

 

 

 

 

"A Quarter Century of Aeronautics Pioneers" AND  Program from 25th Howard Hughes Memorial Award.

 

Package given to attendees of the 25th Howard Hughes Memorial Award honoring special guest Neil Armstrong. It took place on January 29th, 2004 at the Jonathan Club in Los Angeles, Ca. 

 

The book is 64pgs each detailing a past recipent.  The 4 page program includes the proceedings of the evening as well as the menu and guest speakers. 

 

This package is in mint condition as seldom seen as it was only produced for attendees of that event.

 

# Misc: Hughes Armstrong Award 
$50

 

 

 

 

NASA Photographic Index 1970
NASA, 107 pgs.

 

A vintage index representing the photographs available from NASA through 1970. In very good condition. Measures 4" x 6". 

 

#NASA 1970 Photography Index
$25

 

NASA Photographic Index 1971
NASA, 109 pages

 

A vintage index representing the photographs available from NASA through 1971. In very good condition. Measures 4" x 6". 

 

#NASA 1971 Photography Index
$25

NASA Facts 970
NASA, January 1971, 103 pages

 

A vintage index representing in a condensed version, ready reference information about the John F. Kennedy Space Center, it's facilities and programs.  An awesome vintage reference guide.  . Measures 6.75" x 3.75" 

 

#NASA 1971 Facts Booklet 
$25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presented to Lt. Comdr Charles Conrad Jr.

Department of the Air Force

Certicate of Training

Basic Tropic Survival Course

June 3, 1963 at  Albrook AFB

Panama Canal Zone

 

 

Yes... this IS the actual certificate awarded to Charles Conrad Jr. by the Air Force in June 1963 following his successfully completing Tropic Survival Training in the Panama Canal Zone along with his other NASA Group 2 "brothers".  It is signed by H. Morgan Smith, Chief, Tropical Survival School.

 

Shown in the thumbnail image below the certificate (NASA S-63-8394) from left is: Instructor, Neil Armstrong, John Glenn, Gordo Cooper and Pete Conrad. 

 

Original certificates such as this have serious historical significance and as you might imagine are rarely available for public ownership making this one incredibly unique and highly desirable. Measures 10.5" x 8".

  

 

#Misc:: Conrad Tropic Survival Training Cert

$650


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continental Airlines Presidents Club Membership Plaque

Presented to Pete Conrad

  

This Continental Airlines President's Club plaque was presented to Astronaut Pete Conrad on August 1, 1974. This plaque measures 8.5" x 11".  Plaque is in excellent condition. 

 

#Misc: Conrad President's Club Plaque 

$225


 

 

 

 

 

Letter from Bill Clinton to attendees of the

Museum of Flying's 3rd Annual Salute to Aviation - 1996

 

This framed letter on White House stationary was sent to Pete Conrad who was an Astronaut attendee at the above event held at the Museum of Flying, in Santa Monica, California.  The signature of Bill Clinton is an autopen NOT authentically hand signed.  This letter is in it's frame as displayed in Pete's office.  The frame measures 14" x 16". . 

 

 

#Misc: Conrad - Clinton Letter  

$150


 

 

 

 

 

 

Federation  Aeronautque Internationale (FAA) Certification of Speed Record

presented to Pete Conrad

 

This plaque/certificate was presented to Pete Conrad following his setting a US national record for a speed of 183.88 mph in a Class E - 1c helicopter over a recognized course. 

 

This international organization and it's USA representitive, the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) certify record breakng flights and outstanding achievments in aeronautics and astronautics .

 

Pete's flight took place on March 2, 1988 on a course that extended from Orange County, CA to Mesa Arizona.  Total time elapsed was 1 hour, 55 minutes and 28 seconds. 

 

The plaque measures 12.5" x 15".  It is excellent condition.

 

 

#Misc : Conrad FAA Helicopter 

$325


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Aeronautic Association (NAA) Certification of Speed Record

presented to Pete Conrad

 

This plaque/certificate was presented to Pete Conrad following his setting a US national record for a speed of 183.88 mph in a Class E - 1c helicopter over a recognized course.  This is the organization in the USA that represents the Federation  Aeronautque Internationale (FAA).  These are the entities that certify record breaking flights and outstanding achievments in aeronautics and astronautics. 

 

Pete's flight took place on March 2, 1988 on a course that extended from Orange County, CA to Mesa Arizona.  Total time elapsed was 1 hour, 55 minutes and 28 seconds. 

 

The plaque measures 12.5" x 15".  It is excellent condition.

 

 

#Misc: Conrad NAA Helicopter 

$325

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flown official DC-X) Patch from Pete Conrad's personal collection  

 

This authentic DC-X patch was actually flown aboard the 8th flight of the Delta Clipper (DC-X) on July 7th 1995 at White Sands Missle Range, New Mexico.  The image shown here speaks for itself.  It is framed and comes from the personal collection of Charles Pete Conrad who was the DC-X Flight Manager and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Farthest Reaches LLC. 

 

#Misc DC-X Patch

$350


 

 

 

 

 

Presented by the Aviation Hall of Fame to Charles Conrad

on July 19, 1980 at  Dayton, Ohio.

 

Offered here is a framed certificate presented to Pete Conrad by the Aviation Hall of Fame on July 19, 1980.  It states in part, ".....for outstanding contributions by his service as a military test pilot, and his role as an astronaut in in the Gemini, Apollo and Skylab space projects, this award is most solemnly and respectfully dedicated." 

 

Frame measures 20.25" x 16,25".  This certificate was originally accompanied by the Aviation Hall of Fame Medal (not included).   

  

 

#Misc: Aviation Hall of Fame - Conrad

$595


 

 

 

 

 

 

Presented by American Airlines to Charles Conrad, Jr.
Admiral of the Flagship Fleet

December 9, 1966

 

A most interesting award from American Airlines to Astronaut Pete Conrad.  A little history....The Admirals Club was conceived by AA president C.R. Smith as a marketing ploy shortly after he was made an honorary Texas Ranger.  Inspired by the Kentucky Colonels and other honorary organizations, Smith decided to make particularly valued passengers "Admirals" of the "Flagship Fleet" (AA called it's aricraft "Flagships" at the time).  The list of "Admirals" included a number of celebrities, politicians and other VIPs as well as more "ordinary" customers who had been particularly loyal to the airline.  Who more fitting to be an honored receipent than Astronaut Pete Conrad ? 

 

This impressive certificate measures 13.25" x 18" and though a bit toned is in excellent condition. It is signed by AA President C.R. Smith as you can see in the image attached.

 

I'm sure in it's day this was a real conversation piece and today, even more so.  It's appeal is not only for it's aviation history but for it's tie in to our early manned space program.  It just doesn't get any better.  Comes with a COA from Farthest Reaches LLC attesting to it's chain of ownership. 

  

 

#Misc: Admiral of the Flagship Fleet - Conrad

$475


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honorary Lieutenant Colonel Aide-de-Camp - Alabama State Militia

Presented to Charles Conrad, Jr.
by George C. Wallace, Governor of Alabama

Setpember 6, 1973

 

This certificate appoints Astronaut Charles Conrad as Honorary Lieutenant Colonel Aide-de-Camp in the Alabama State Militia.  It's interesting to note that it is authorized by Alabama Governor George Wallace who only 16 months before was paralyzed by a gunman in Maryland during an attempted assassination attempt.     

 

This most colorful certificate is a bit wrinkled in the top left quadrant as can be seen in the image included but is otherwise in excellent condition.  Certificate measures 11" x 14".  This is one of Astronaut Conrad's many honors for his achievements in our manned space program and worthy of inclusion in any serious space memorabilia collection. 

 

Comes with a COA from Farthest Reaches LLC attesting to it's chain of ownership. 

  

 

#Misc:  Conrad Alabama Lieutenant Colonel

$375


 

 

 

 

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Explorers Club Scroll of Honor

Presented to Charles Conrad

November 2, 1962

 

A most prestigious award from an equally prestigious organization, "The Explorer's Club"  presented this colorful, most impressive certificate on 11/2/1962.  It is hand signed by both the President and Secretary of the Explorers Club.

 

Measures a substantial 11" x 14" and comes in it's cover as issued.  Few organizations are as well known and as respected as The Explorers Club.  This unique slice of space history presented to a future moonwalker could be a centerpiece for any serious collection. 

 

 

#Misc: Conrad Explorers Club
$
550
 

 

 

 

 

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Resolution Honoring Charles Conrad
House Resolution #255
House of Representatives
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
October 5th, 1999 

 

 

A Offered here is an official presentation to the Conrad Family honoring Pete's life through Pennsylvania's House Resolution #255.  It is beautifuly produced and most impresive.  This folder with enclosed presentation was maintained within the Conrad Family from the time it was given until making it's way to Farthest Reaches LLC for purposes of it's sale.  The document iteslf beautifully summarizes the life and times of Charles "Pete" Conrad with highlights of his birth, education, military experience, NASA career and post NASA activity.  It is hand signed by House Speaker, Matthew J. Ryan. 

 

Measures a substantial 8.5" x 14" and fully intact including the gold seal of Pennsylvania. 

 

This is a most important document honoring the life and time of a Philadelphia native by his home state and keeper for anyone lucky enough to snag it. 

 

 

#Misc: Conrad Pennsylvania House
$525

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Unique From The
Personal Archives Of Pete Conrad

 

 

Offered here is to the best of my knowledge a largely unknown "Gotcha" or certainly one I have never seen before. This comes direclty from Pete Conrad's personal archives.

 

This cover art represents a would be issue of Life Magazine and shows what would have been the earliest photograph EVER of the future moonwalker for an article about the drama of life before birth. Can't say for sure but I know of at least a few astronauts who might have been the culprit behind this one or perhaps it wasn't an astronaut at all.  

 

This is an older color photograph (Kodak paper) in outstanding condition and measures 8" x 10".  I highly doubt that you'll find another one like it.  Directly fom the astronaut's personal collection.

 

 

#Misc: Conrad Drama of Life Before Birth

$250

  








 

 

This wonderful 8" x 10" (bw) photo is dedicated to Pete Conrad by Secretary of the Navy, Paul Nitze.  He writes, "To Commander Pete Conrad, USN with continued best wishes for success in our nation's space program....Paul H. Nitze, Secretary of the Navy, 23 October 1965".  This photo was signed just a few months post Conrad's August 1965 Gemini 5 flight.  A very personal and prized photo with space association.

 

 

#Misc: Conrad/Nitze

$225

 

Air University: Spacecast 2020
Air University, 1994, 27 pages

from the personal files of Pete Conrad

 

 

Air University is a professional military education university system of the U.S.A.F.  It is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Master's Degrees.

 

This booklet was produced to comply with a directive from the CSAF to examine the capabilities and technologies for 2020  and beyond to preserve the security of the US. It was presented on June 22, 1994.

 

This comes directly from the personal files of Pete Conrad who has underlined heavily in red marker along with a few words here and there to meet his needs to not key points. 

 

In addition to this booklet the buyer will receive the cancelled check shown in the scan which has been hand signed by Pete Conrad.  A nice package worth it for the cancelled check alone.

 

 

#Misc: Conrad Air University

$95

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pete Conrad's NASA 15 Year Service Award - Certificate

 

 

Offered here is the NASA Fifteen Year Service Award Certificate issued to Astronaut Pete Conrad on March 1, 1967 and signed by Robert Gilruth.  It measures 10.5" x 8" and is outstanding condition. A rare and significant item issued only less than 6 months after his second Gemini flight (GT-11) to the future Apollo 12 Commander.  An exceptionally strong associational item.

 

 

#Misc: Conrad NASA Fifteen Year Service Award

$495  

 

   


 

 

Airman Certificate hand signed by:
Charles "Pete" Conrad - 09/12/98

 

 

This Airman Certificate issued to Pete on 9/12/98 gave him certification as an Airline Transport Pilotere.  It was issued as an interim certificate pending approval by the FAA and issuance of a certificate of greater duration. 

 

The range of the various aircraft Pete is being certified to fly is most impressive and can be read in the scan provided. Measures 5.5" x 4.5" and in outstanding sans a vertical fold in the middle.  Quite unique and a beautiful signature. 

 

 

#Misc: Conrad Airline Transport Cert 

$225 SOLD

 

 

 











Charles Pete Conrad

Naval Aviator Certification

National Air Training Command

Issued September 24, 1954

 

 

Certificate issued to then Ensign Charles Conrad certifying that he had completed the training and had successfully met the requirements to be designated a "Naval Aviator".  Signed by Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy & Chief of Naval Air Training. 

 

This was a very significant milestone in Conrad's carreer.  The artwork shows an image of Naval Aviator's wings and the gold embossed seal is still attached.  Measures 10" x 15" and is mounted on heavy mat board.  Would frame beautifully.

 

#Misc: Conrad Naval Aviator Certificate

$ASK

 









 

 

Charles Pete Conrad

Appointment to United States Navy, Commander

Issued by President of the United States

Signed by Paul Nitze, Secretary of Navy

 

Issued to Pete Conrad and effective on September 14, 1965 just a few weeks following splashdown of his Gemini V flight. This appointment is hand signed by the Vice Admiral (signature faded) and Secretary of the United States Navy. 

Further it is embossed with the official Department of the Navy seal.  This certificate was formally framed but later removed so is affixed to a backing board.  This historic Naval appointment issued to the third man to walk on the moon would be an exceptional addition to any serious space memorabilia collection.  Measures 10" x 14" and is in excellent condition. 

#Conrad Appointment to Commander

$ASK

 







 

 

Charles Pete Conrad

Appointment to United States Navy Lieutenant

Issued by the President of the United States

Signed by John B. Connally, Secretary of the Navy

 

 

 

Issued to Pete Conrad, effective July 1, 1957 this appointment is hand signed by the Secretary of the Navy, John B. Connally.  As an aside, Connally was Governor of Texas and seriously wounded as a passanger in John F. Kennedy's limo on November 22, 1963.  This certificate is embossed with the official Department of the NAVY seal.  It was formally framed but later removed and is affixed to a backing board. 

This historic Naval appointment issued to the future third man to walk on the moon is a most worthy and unique addition to any serious space memorabilia collection and would make quite the conversation piece with an additional association to John F. Kennedy's assasination.

Regarding condition, it has a few minor surface abrasions (see scan) the signature of R.F. Connally (related to John B.?) is faded.  Otherwise in excellent shape. 

#Misc: Conrad Appointment to Lieutenant

$ASK







 

 

 

Charles Pete Conrad

Certificate of Appreciation

United States Navy Recruting Service

Presented by CC Dudley, CDR, USN

 

 

Issued to Pete Conrad on March 28, 1970 for his efforts toward, "....furthering the excellent relations between the United States Navy and the people of this community." 

This certificate is hand signed by C.C. Dudley, CDR, USN who was the Commanding Officer at that time.  Measures 8.25" x 12.5" and is excellent condition. 

#Misc: Conrad Recruiting Certificate

$ASK

 

 

 

 

A Moonwalker's Sunglasses (A)

 

These sunglasses were owned, worn and enjoyed by the man who's eyes were only the third set in history to gaze directly upon the surface of the moon.  Pete seemed to lean toward this aviator style which is no surprise as they were functional, giving him outstanding coverage when he needed it the most. 

 

These sunglasses are well worn and come in a case that may not have been the original but exactly how they were stored and provided to Farthest Reaches for the purpose of their sale.  Come with a COA from a Conrad Family member. 

 

Thrill your friends by allowing them to try on the same shades that covered the eyes of the second Apollo CDR to walk onto the lunar surface!  It doesn't get any better than that....

 

 

#Misc: Conrad Sunglasses (a) 

$225 SOLD

 

 

 

 

A Moonwalker's Sunglasses (B)

 

These sunglasses were owned, worn and enjoyed by the man who's eyes were only the third set in history to gaze directly upon the surface of the moon.  Pete seemed to lean toward this aviator style which is no surprise as they were functional, giving him outstanding coverage when he needed it the most. 

 

These sunglasses are well worn and come in a case that may not have been the original but exactly how they were stored and provided to Farthest Reaches for the purpose of their sale.  Come with a COA from a Conrad Family member. 

 

What an amazing conversation piece this item would make.  

 

 

#Misc: Conrad Sunglasses (b) 

$250

 




 

 

A Moonwalker's Sunglasses (C)

 

These sunglasses were owned, worn and enjoyed by the man who's eyes were only the third set in history to gaze directly upon the surface of the moon.  Pete seemed to lean toward this aviator style which is no surprise as they were functional, giving him outstanding coverage when he needed it the most. 

 

These sunglasses are well worn and come in a case that may not have been the original but exactly how they were stored and provided to Farthest Reaches for the purpose of their sale.  Come with a COA from a Conrad Family member. 

 

A very cool personal item from the wardrobe of the astronaut himself. 

 

 

#Misc: Conrad Sunglasses (c) 

$250 SOLD

 



 

 

 

This card recognizes duly registered memberr Captain Charles Conrad Jr. as a Boy Scout of America who has flown in space.  Very cool, very unusaual personal item with Boy Scout as well as a Space accociation. Size of a busiess card and in outstanding conditon. 

 

 

#Misc:  Conrad Boy Scouts

$95

 





 

 

 

Offered here is the American Automobile Association of Missouri membership card that was used by Pete Conrad in 1989 - 1990. Desirable amoungst other reasons because he would have carried this in his wallet regularly.  This is not hand signed by in great shape. Of the several wallet cards of Pete's that I've handled, this is the only AAA card.  Very nice.

 

#Misc: Conrad AAA

$95

 

 

 

 

 

 













 

 

This meerschaum pipe is from the personal collection of Apollo 12 CDR Pete Conrad.  Pete enjoyed pipe smoking and this one comes directly his family where it has remained for several years.  This pipe includes Pete's leather storage fitted case AND wood pipe stand (not shown but photo upon request). 

 

This particular pipe is still pristine as it had not yet been used despite having it's place in Pete's collection.  A great personal effect from the third man to walk on the moon.  A COA from a member of the Conrad family will be included with this item.  UNFLOWN (says smiling)

 

 

Misc: Conrad Pipe 

$225 

 

 

 

 

 

 

. Vintage Silver Cigarette/Money/Card Case
owned/Used by Charles Conrad Jr. 

 

 

The value of this monogramed (CC Jr.) sterling silver case lies well beyond the price of the silver itself.  This vintage case was kept in the pocket of history's 3rd moonwalker and can now be kept in yours. 

 

It springs open with the press of a button and   though designed for cigarettes, will easily accomoate other thin items such as cash or business/credit cards..   

 

The exterior shows some minor wear/tear from daily use (no...not while on the moon) but if purshased for your use, would polish up beautifully.  The ultra slim profile allows it to easily slip in/out of anyone's pocket (true...I tried it myself just to be sure).    

  

So as useful as this case may be, it also provides a constant reminder of the those who risked all to advance man beyond our own Planet Earth.  A  wonderful conversation piece.

 

Accompanied by a COA from a member of the Conrad Family. 

 

 

#Misc: Conrad Silver Case

$375

 

 

 

 

 

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Toyota Grand Prix - Long Beach - 1990

CART Participant Charles Conrad

April 20 - 22, 1990

 

The credentials on lanyard offered here belonged to Pete Conrad and were worn during the course of this event. 

 

Pete has hand signed this pass THREE times.  Once on the Club Entry Pass and twice on the Cart Participant Pass.  He most certainly had the "need for speed" and his passion for racing was well known. 

 

This pass measures 3.5" x 7.25" (larger if counting the pass holder) and is excellent condition. 

 

 

#Misc: Conrad Long Beach Grand Prix
$95

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Featured "NASA Facts"

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NASA Facts #290: 

 

Astronaut Training  (June 1965 - 8pgs w/ holes punched for a binder) 

 

#Misc 10

25


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NASA Facts:

 

Lunar Orbiter - (1967 12pgs)

 

#Misc 11

$12


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NASA Facts Vol. 2 - #5 , 1967

 

United States Launch Vehicles for Peaceful Exploration of Space 

Great condition!!

 

#Misc-12
$35

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Interplanetary Monitoring Platform (IMP)  NASA Press Kit

 

Launched 9/21/72

 

#Misc-13
$15

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Telesat-A (aka. Anik)  NASA Press Kit

 

Launched Nov. 72

 

#Misc-14
$15

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 NASA Facts #NF-54/1-75: 1975

 

The Spectrum, There's More Than Meets the Eye  (1975 - a bit musty but otherwise very nice)

 

#Misc-15
$12

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NASA Facts #MSC-04264 

 

Manned Spacecraft Center (8pgs)

 

#Misc-16
$20

 

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Miscellaneous. "NASA Facts"

(listed in order of publication)

 

A-R-I-E-L : First International Satellite - #C-62 (1962, 4pgs) $6 

Mariner - #D-62 (1962, 8pgs) $6 

Project Relay - #G-12-62 (1962, 8pgs) $6 

Mariner - #D-62 (1962, 8pgs) $6 

Mariner II Reports - #NF B-4-63 (1963, 8pgs) $6 

Interplanetary Explorer Satellites - #Vol. 2 No.1 (1965, 8pgs) $6 

Explorer XIX The Air Density Satellite - #Vol. 2 No.2 (1964, 6pgs) $6

V/Stol Aircraft - #Vol. 2 No.3 (1966, 8pgs) $6

Explorer XVI The Micrometeoroid Satellite - #Vol. 2 No.4 (1964, 4pgs) $6 

Manned Space Flight - Projects Mercury and Gemini #Vol. 2 No.8 (revised Jan. 1966,12pgs) $6

Orbiting Geophysical Observatory - #Vol. 2 No.13 (1965, 8pgs) $6 

Project Syncom - #Vol. 2 No.14 (1965, 8pgs) $6

Pegasus - #Vol. 2 No.15 (1965, 8pgs) $6

Explorer The Geodetic Explorer - #Vol. 3 No.4 (1966, 8pgs) $6

Living In Space - #Vol. 3 No.5 (1966, 8pgs) $6

The Laser - #Vol. 3 No.6 (1966, 8pgs) $6

Rocket Propulsion - #S-1/8-67 (4pgs) $5

Spacecraft Tracking and Communication - #S-2/8-67 (4pgs) $5

Telemetry - #S-3/8-67 (4pgs) $5

The Countdown - #S-4/8-67 (4pgs) $5 

Weightlessness - #S-5/8-67 (4pgs) $5

Solar Cells - #S-6/3-68 (4pgs) $5

Orbits and Revolutions - #S-7/3-68 (4pgs) $5

 Simulators - #NF-36 1967 (8pgs) $5

Space Navigation - #NF-37/12-67 (8pgs) $5

Electric Power Generation in Space - #NF-38/12-67 (20pgs) $5

Food For Space Flight - #NF-41/12-67 (12pgs) $5

Ames Research Center - #O-2/12-67 (4pgs) $5

NASA Flight Research Center - #O-4/8-67 (4pgs) $5

Goddard Space Flight Center - #O-5/10-67 (4pgs) $5

John F. Kennedy Space Center - #O-6/12-67 (4pgs) $5

Lewis Research Center - #O-8/10-67 (4pgs) $5

Manned Spacecraft Center - #O-9/10-67 (4pgs) $5

Marshall Space Flight Center - #O-10/12-67 (4pgs) $5

Wallops Station - #O-11/12-67 (4pgs) $5

Langley Research Center - #O-7/3-68 (4pgs) $5

The Planet Venus - #NF 86/12-77, 1979 (8pgs) $5

The Voyager Mission - #O-281-717, 1979 (8pgs) $5

Meteorites From Mars! - # FS-1999-08-030-JSC (2pgs. w/slight wrinkling) $2

Mars Global Surveyor - #6-99 MAH (3pgs w/ slight wrinkling) $2

Meteorites From Mars! - # FS-1999-08-030-JSC (2pgs. w/slight wrinkling) $2

 

 

 

 

 

NASA "Educational Briefs"

These are vintage NASA publications from the 60s

 

Astronaut Selection -  #10013 (8pgs) $8

Astronaut Training - #10014 -  holes for binder (8pgs) $5 

Food For Space Flight - #1008 - (8pgs) $5

Spacecraft Atmosphere: Physiological Considerations - #1010 - (4pgs) $4

Lunar Reference Mosaic - #2004 -  holes for binder (2pgs) $4

Space Food Preparation: Freeze Dehydration Process - #1002 - holes for binder (4pgs) $4

Foods For Use In Space  #1003 - holes for binder (2pgs) $4

Gemini Spacesuits -  #1004 - holes for binder (2pgs) $4

Circulatory Problems Resulting From Weightlessness -  #1004.1 -  (2pgs) $4

Measures To Overcome The Problems Of Postural Hypotension -  #1004.2 -  (2pgs) $4

Lunar Reference Mosaic -  #2002 -  (2pgs) $4

Meteorites: Iron And Stony  -  #2040 - (4pgs) $4

Chemical Propellant Performance -  #3001 - (2pgs) $3

Lithium Hydroxide Removal Of Carbon Dioxide In Spacecraft -  #3002 - (2pgs) $3

Cryogenic Hydrogen Fuel -  #3003.1 (2pgs) $4

Ortho-Hydrogen Conversion To Para Hydrogen -  #3003.2 (2pgs) $4

Monopropellant Reaction Control Systems -  #3004 (4pgs) $4

Molybdenum Disulfide High Vacuum Lubricants -  #3705 (2pgs) $4

Satellite Orbital Factors - #4002 - (2pgs) $4

Chemical Propellant Performance - #3001 (2pgs) $4

  Orbit And Revolution Of Spacecraft - #5001 (4pgs) $4 

 

 

 

 

"NASA "News"

These are vintage NASA publications from the 60s and 70s

 

Viking Contract Award - 69-82 - (2pgs) $4 

Lunar Orbiter Book Out - 70-82 - (2pgs)  - A bit wrinkled - $2

Apollo Motion Picture Footage - 7/25/69 (2pgs)  - $4 

Mariner 9 Special- No date but definitely pre-launch - (4pgs) $4z

Mariner 9 Status Report - 9/2/71 - (1pg) $4

Mariner 9 Special : Martian Moons  -  10/14/71 - (5pgs) $4

Mariner 9 Special Fillers  - 10/18/71 -  (2pgs) $4

NASA Feature - Mariner 9 Martian Moons  - 10/14/71 -  (5pgs) $4

NASA Feature - Mars "Wave of Darkening"  - 10/14/71 -  (5pgs) $4

Ransone Appointment - 5/19/72 (3pgs)  - $2

Nuclear System For Converting Wastes To Water - 5/19/72 (3pgs)  - $4

NASA Official On College Assignment - 6/9/72  (2pgs) $2

NASA And Soviet Scientists Exchange Moon Data - 7/1/72 -  (1pg) $3

Apollo 17 - Lunar Labels  - 7/9/72 -  (3pgs) $12

HEAO Experiment Contracts Awarded - 7/18/72 -  (3pgs) $4

Jones Appointment - 7/18/72 -  (2pgs) $2

Student Experiments Selected For Skylab - 7/20/72 -  (7pgs) $10

Special : Ground Controllers Revive (Pioneer 7) Spacecraft Behind Sun - 9/1/72 -  (3pgs) $5

Moscow Meeting On Joint Space Mission - 10/5/72 -  (3pgs) $5

Battelle Corporation Conducts NASA Fire Tests - 10/10/72 -  (2pgs) $4

STOL Conference At Ames - 10/11/72 -  (2pgs) $4

Computer Institute At Langley Research Center - 10/11/72 -  (2pgs) $4

Apollo 17 Lunar Rover Vehicle - 10/11/72 -  (3pgs) $12

Apollo 17 Mission Emblems - 10/11/72 -  (6pgs) $12

Biomedical Spinoff From Skylab - 10/12/72 -  (5pgs) $4

Technology Study Contract Awarded - 10/13/72 -  (3pgs) $4

Gamma Ray Satellite (SAS-B) To Be Launched From Africa - 10/13/72 -  (22pgs) $8

ERTS Abstracts Now Available - 10/19/72 -  (2pgs) $2

Apollo 17 Night Photos - 10/25/72 -  (3pgs) $12

SAS-B Launch Delayed 10/25/72  - (2pgs)  - $4

Apollo 17 First Scientist To Explore The Moon - 10/26/72 -  (4pgs) $12

 

 

 

 

"Spaceport News"

"Spaceport News" is the Kennedy Space Center news publication

(condition varies from good to excellent)

 

10th Anniversary Of  KSC - 7/29/72 (12pgs) $5

Apollo 17 Set For Launch Dec. 6 - 11/30/72 (8pgs) $5

Pioneer, Telesat, Intelsat Launches on April Schedule - 3/22/72 (8pgs) $5

Apollo 11 Reaches for A Distant World July 16, 1969: Special 5th Anniversary Edition - 7/16/74 (8pgs) $12

Apollo Soyuz: A New Beginning - 7/14/75 (8pgs) $5

KSC Awaits Shuttle (STS-1) Launch Countdown - 3/27/81 (8pgs) $10

Columbia (STS-1) Sails On Fantastic Voyage - 4/24/81 (8pgs) $12

51-L ....Hail And Farewell - 2/14/86 - torn 1.5" piece from two back pages (8pgs) $15

Apollo 11 20th Anniversary Edition : "...savor the memories" - Neil Armstrong - 7/16/89 (16pgs) $10

Apollo 11 25th Anniversary Edition - 7/15/94 (16pgs) $10

 

 

 

 

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Port Canaveral Skynet IV launch medallion containing
 flown metal from the launch of the first Titan III in 1989. 

#Misc-1
$30

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Pioneer V Communication Satellite Commemorative Medal 

 

#Misc-2
$8

 

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GGS Wind - Martin Marietta Lapel Pin   

 

#Misc-3
$5

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Plane Tie Bar   

 

#Misc-4
$3

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McDonnell Douglas   Key Ring (pewter)

 

#Misc-5
$10

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Douglas Aircraft 5 Year Anniversary  Pin

 

#Misc-6
$35

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NASA Quality Month & NASA's 30th Anniversary Pin 

Presented to employees in 10/88

 

#Misc-8
$60

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These are pennies stretched and engraved to commemorate various events in space history.  Three shown (from top left moving clockwise): Project Mercury (hand painted), Apollo 8 Returns, and Fifth Moon Landing.  

 

#Misc-9
$12

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NASA Award Certificate for 20 years of service, issued to Mel Brooks. 

 

For those of you who aren't familiar with Mel, refer to Gene Kranz's book, "Failure Is Not An Option".  Mel is mentioned quite frequently and was a very key player from the Gemini through the STS Programs.

 

#Misc-10
$95

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Official Kennedy Space Tour Guide (1967)

 

#Misc 11

$25


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The Best We Can Be
(Nasa Manned Flight Awareness, 25pgs) 

  

A very handy vintage reference guide.  Loads of illustrations, photos (many in color), and text.   "As new" condition

 

#Misc 16

$25

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Manned Space Flight Education Foundation Inc. 

 

A very well done 15 page commercial for this non profit organization that's loaded with nice graphics and informaton about their rold and responsibilities as an organization.  Read but in nice shape. 

 

#Misc 17

$15


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Information Summary of Major NASA Launches
from October 1, 1958 - December 31, 1984
(KSC Historical Report #1A) 

 

A very handy vintage reference guide.  This foldout measures 22x17 and is full of great detail at a glance. "As new" condition.

 

#Misc 18

$20


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Dedication of Johnson Space Center Program (8/27/73) 

 

#Misc 19

$15

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KSC Space Center Facts Booklet (Jan. 1971- 103pgs)

 

#Misc 20

15


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NASA Honor Awards Ceremony Program  (3/8/00) 

 

#Misc 21

$10

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MSC Honor Awards Ceremony Program

  (NASA 12/70 - 33 pgs.) 

 

Very interesting program and in great shape.   

 

#Misc 22

$25


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MSC Honor Awards Ceremony Program

  (NASA 6/72 - 11 pgs.) 

 

Very interesting program and in great shape.

 

#Misc 23

$15

   

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Space Systems Operational Design Criteria Manual  (NASA 8/72) 

 

AKA: The "John Commonsense" document as it outlines from a commonsense viewpoint, the important criteria with respect to philosophy, concept, design, manufacturing, testing, and operation for both systems and experiments. 100pages of fascinating information and not often seen. 

 

#Misc 24

$145 

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The Planetarium - An Elementary School Teaching Resource

(NASA EP-42 - 2/66 - 51 pgs) 

 

#Misc 25

$15

 

NASA August 1968 Telephone Directory  

An early who's who phone directory from the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston. Contains 78 pages of contact information.  Very interesting associational item.

 

#Misc 27

$ASK

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JSC July 1992 Telephone  Directory of Mel Brooks 

 

This is Mel's personal copy of the directory that contains the who's who of JSC during this period.  Contains 95 pages of contact information for the entire JSC roster.  Very interesting associational item.

 

#Misc 26

$50

 

 

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NASA (Vintage) Technical Publications

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"Comparison Of Calculated And Measured Stall Boundaries Of A Helicopter Rotor At Advance Ratios From 0.3 to 0.4" 

 

Technical Note  #D-73 NASA:1959 (31 pages) 

 

#Misc 31

$25


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"Preliminary Experimental Investigation Of Effect Of Free-Stream Turbulence On Turbulent Boundary-Layer Growth" 

 

Technical Note  #D-368 NASA:1960 (66 pages) 

 

#Misc 33

$25

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"Investigation Of Problems Associated With The Use Of Alloyed Molybdenum Sheet In Structures At Elevated Temperatures" 

 

Technical Note #D-447 NASA:1960 (64 pages) 

 

#Misc 34 $25

 

 

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