A P O L L O    MISC.  M U L T I _ S I G N E D


The Apollo program was designed to land humans on the Moon and bring them safely back to Earth. Six of the missions (Apollos 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, and 17) achieved this goal. Apollos 7 and 9 were Earth orbiting missions to test the Command and Lunar Modules, and did not return lunar data. Apollos 8 and 10 tested various components while orbiting the Moon, and returned photography of the lunar surface. Apollo 13 did not land on the Moon due to a malfunction, but also returned photographs. The six missions that landed on the Moon returned a wealth of scientific data and almost 400 kilograms of lunar samples. Experiments included soil mechanics, meteoroids, seismic, heat flow, lunar ranging, magnetic fields, and solar wind experiments.





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Apollo Multi-Signed





Signed by 12 Astronauts & 5 others at the Sims/Hankow Autograph Show - 2007

from the personal collection of Eugene Kranz


This photo measuring 8" x 12" is of the launch of STS-117. As timing would have it, on the same weekend as that launch my last Sims & Hankow Autograph Show featuring a plethora of astronauts and related guests happened to be held at KSC.  Our event photographer captured this image of launch on June 8 and by the time of our banquet that Saturday evening, prints were made available to the organizers (Nolan Sims and yours truely) as well as our celebrity participants.  The prints were passed around at dinner that night and the result of this one which belonged to Eugene F. Kranz, is what you see in the scan. 



It has the signatures of 11 astronauts, including 4 moonwalkers and an original Mercury Astronaut.  In addition, there are the signatures of 5 others including Gene Kranz, Guenter Wendt, Dee O'Hara Sy Liebergot and Bill Dana.  The photo itself has a few thumb indentations due to being passed around for mulitple signatures but nothing that really detracts from these undeniably authentic signatures.  The signing astronauts include, Alan Bean, Charles Duke, Gene Cernan, Buzz Aldrin, James Lovell, Richard Gordon, Jack Lousma, Ed Gibson, Jerry Carr, Scott Carpenter, Walt Cunningham and Paul Weitz. 



This striking photo and the many signatures is an autograph collection unto itself and this one comes from Gene Kranz's personal collection.


EK - Sims/Hankow KSC