Apollo 11 In-Person Berlin autographs

Written by Heidrun Reinhardt on Montag, 16 März 2015. Posted in Brandes Autographs News

spaceflight that landed the first humans, Americans Neil Armstrong & Buzz Aldrin, on the Moon on July 21, 1969

Beautifull Apollo 11 Autograph signed by all three astronauts, collected In-Person in Berlin, 1969.
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On July 16, the three astronauts started in the Saturn V rocket from the Kennedy Space Center their flight to the moon, photo:dpa

In the year 1969 a historical event happened: The first people landed on the moon. On July 21st Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon. Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin joined him doing experiments, taking Photographs and collecting samples, while Michael Collins orbited above the lunar surface in the Columbia spacecraft called Apollo 11.

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Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set the US flag on the moon. photo: picture alliance
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Neil Armstrong (l-r), Michael Collins and Edwin Aldrin were the crew of the Moon Landing Apollo 11 mission, photo:dpa

After beeing back on earth they started the Apollo-11 Astronauts Goodwill Round-the-World Flight Tour to celebrate the happening.
From September through November, the astronauts and their wives made landings in 24 worldwide cities, including West-Berlin.

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On October 13th, 1969 at least 150.000 people came to see the space crew at Rathaus Schöneberg Berlin and the crew were enthusiastically received.

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Hundreds of thousands of Berliners celebrate the heroes of the Apollo 11 mission, photo:dpa

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In Berlin, the three astronauts were celebrated, photo:dpa

It was a visit in the divided city that was not free of political undertones, the time was just so: Michael Collins said that he thanks God that the Communists can not build walls in space.

Commander Neil Armstrong praised while the city as an island of freedom and that the Apollo 11 crew had done their performance for the whole of humanity.

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This wonderfull Autograph from the three astronauts was collected In-Person on that day.
It's a Signed album page, 6 x 6 inch, signed by the three Apollo 11 Astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin in blue sharpie - additionally inscribed by the collector to the left bottom corner (provenance), obtained In-Person in Berlin, 13.10.1969, mounted for fine display with a photograph, shows the three astronauts in a beautiful group picture, the album page is also inscribed to the reverse and scattered mild signs of wear - in fine condition.

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Heidrun Reinhardt

Heidrun Reinhardt

(* 1979) Public relations & autograph-market administrator, German Actress, Art Design and better half of Markus Brandes