NASA - Apollo 11 - Signed by Astronaut Buzz Aldrin - Capsule - 1/25 Scale Model
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Apollo 11 / Columbia 1969 Capsule Model Signed by Buzz Aldrin with Display Case 1/25 Scale Model Price: $799.00 $18.90 s/h in continental US Scale: 1/25 DESKTOP Authentic Details - Fully Assembled Resin Composite Display Model TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK
The Apollo program was the United States spaceflight effort which landed the first humans on Earth's Moon. Conceived during the Eisenhower administration and conducted by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Apollo began in earnest after President John F. Kennedy's 1961 address to Congress declaring his belief in a national goal of "landing a man on the Moon" by the end of the decade in a competition with the Soviet Union for supremacy in space. This goal was first accomplished during the Apollo 11 mission on July 20, 1969 when astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed, while Michael Collins remained in lunar orbit. Five subsequent Apollo missions also landed astronauts on the Moon, the last in December 1972. In these six Apollo spaceflights, 12 men walked on the Moon. These are the only times humans have landed on another celestial body. This Apollo capsule is personally signed by Buzz Aldrin. After graduating from Montclair High School in 1946, Aldrin went to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Aldrin graduated third in his class at West Point in 1951 with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force and served as a jet fighter pilot during the Korean War. Aldrin was selected as part of the third group of NASA astronauts in October 1963. On July 20, 1969, he was the second astronaut to walk on the moon and the first to have also spacewalked, keeping his record total EVA time until that was surpassed on Apollo 14. He retired from active duty on March 1972. Since retiring he has continued to promote space exploration in a variety of interesting ways. The model was masterfully crafted in great detail inside and out. This signed capsule will have these other inclusions: specialized packaging : a Museum Quality Case, a Signature Plate, and a COA (Certificate of Authenticity).
APOLLO PROGRAM Launched July 16, 1969 at 9:32 A.M. EDT., The Apollo 11 Mission was the first manned mission to land on the Moon. It was the fifth human spaceflight of Project Apollo and the third human voyage to the Moon or Moon orbit. It carried Mission Commander Neil Alden Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Micheal Collins, and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin Eugene 'Buzz' Aldrin, Jr. On July 20, Armstrong and Aldrin became the first humans to land on the Moon, while Collins orbited above. Mission Highlights: maximum distance from Earth 359,645km Lunar landing, July 20, at 04:17 P.M. EDT First step on moon, 10:56:15 P.M. ED "Thats one small step for man; One giant leap for mankind." - Neil Armstrong. Flag and instruments deployed; unveiled plaque on the LM descent stage with inscription: "Here Men From the Planet Earth First Set Foot Upon the Moon. July 1969 A.D. We Came In Peace For All Mankind." Lunar surface time 21.6 hours; 59.5 hours in lunar orbit, with 30 orbits. 20kg (44lbs) of material gathered. Landing: July 24, 1969. Splashdown at 12:50 P.M. EDT. Area: 13° 19 mins North and 169° 9 mins West. Crew on board USS Hornet at 01:53 P.M. EDT. Spacecraft aboard ship at 03:53 P.M. EDT.
July 20th, 1969...American astronauts take the first steps on the moon. Recapture the glory and success of the U.S. Moon landing program with this 1/48 scale replica of the Apollo Lunar Excursion Module. Painstakingly detailed and fully assembled, this model includes a stand for desktop or shelf display.