Armstrong, Neil

Inscribed & signed NASA color photo in spacesuit, Moon in background

Price: $2995.00

Description:
(1930-2012) Apollo 11 astronaut, 1st man to walk on the Moon 7/20/69. Scarce ISP, 10 x 8 color NASA lithograph photo of Armstrong in spacesuit, helmet on table to his right, large image of the moon behind him, authentically inscribed “To George” and signed in blue. Printed caption bearing his name at bottom, on verso is printed NASA logo and identification of Armstrong as prime crew commander of Apollo 11 lunar-landing mission. Authentic Armstrong autographs are quite scarce as he stopped signing autographs as a matter of personal policy years ago. According to Roll Call’s 7/22/09 “Heard on the Hill” column, then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was refused an autograph by Armstrong after a Cannon House Office Building ceremony on July 14 where she honored Armstrong and the historic Apollo 11 flight’s 40th anniversary. “Pelosi asked the publicity-shy former astronaut to autograph something for her, but he wouldn't oblige. ‘I'm sorry, I don't do that anymore,’ Armstrong informed the autograph-seeker. Turns out, Pelosi shouldn't take his put-down personally. Armstrong reportedly refuses all autograph requests, no matter how powerful the person asking. He stopped giving out his John Hancock years ago, news reports say, fearing forgeries and concerned about those making large amounts of money from autographed items.”

Condition: Very good, tiny bend to top right corner, very faint clip impression top left
Type:Photograph






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