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This is one of the most beautiful Gemini & Apollo autographed pieces we have ever seen. This incredible engraved portrait of JFK has been hand signed by Neil Armstrong, Ed White, Elliott See, Jim McDivitt, Jim Lovell, Frank Borman and also bears the autopen signature of John Young. Comes with a Zarelli Space Authentication Certificate of Authenticity.
The presentation comes framed in museum quality materials materials and behind UV protective glass, measuring 10.5 inches by 18 inches.
Included within the frame are a Gemini Program Patch, Apollo Program Patch and a plaque which reads JFK's famous quote:
‘We choose to go to the moon in this decade and
do the other things, not because they are easy,
but because they are hard.’
President John F. Kennedy
September 12, 1962
About the Astronauts:
Neil Armstrong: Became the first man to set foot upon the Moon on when he stepped foot onto the lunar surface on July 21, 1969. As he descended the ladder to the surface, he said: "That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind." After the mission, Armstrong was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Richard Nixon.
Ed White II: On the 3rd June, 1965 he became the first American to walk in space during his Gemini 4 flight, for which he was awarded the NASA Distinguished Service Medal. White tragically died in the Apollo 1 fire along with fellow crew mates Virgil "Gus" Grissom and Roger B. Chaffee during prelaunch testing for the first manned Apollo mission at Cape Canaveral.
Elliott M. See: Originally placed to be Command Pilot for what would have been his first flight aboard Gemini 9. See tragically died along with fellow crew mate, Charles Bassett in a 1966 NASA trainer jet crash at the St. Louis, Missouri McDonnell Aircraft plant, where they were to perform two weeks of space rendezvous simulator training.
Jim Lovell: A veteran of four spaceflights, Gemini 7, Gemini 12, Apollo 8 and most famously, Apollo 13. Lovell was Commander of Apollo 13, during which the Command Service Module suffered a critical failure en route to the Moon after an oxygen tank exploded, crippling the Module. Lovell, along with fellow crew mates Fred Haise and Jack Swigert returned safely to Earth.
Frank Borman: Veteran of two spaceflights, Gemini 7 and Apollo 8. Borman was most famous for commanding the Apollo 8 mission, the first mission to fly around the Moon, during which the famous Earthrise photograph was taken.
Jim McDivitt: Veteran of two spaceflights, Gemini 4 and Apollo 9. McDivitt was famous for commanding the Gemini 4 flight which saw fellow crew mate, Ed White, perform the first U.S. spacewalk. McDivitt later went on to Command the Apollo 9 flight which was responsible for the first manned flight test of the Lunar Module, the very spacecraft that would allow Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to set foot upon the Moon.