SPACE MEMORABILIA/MOON: Apollo 11 mission space flown lapel pin. An incredible piece of Apollo 11 flown history, Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two humans on the moon. Mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:18 UTC. Armstrong became the first to step onto the lunar surface six hours after landing on July 21 at 02:56:15 UTC; Aldrin joined him about 20 minutes later. They spent about two and a quarter hours together outside the spacecraft, and collected 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) of lunar material to bring back to earth. Michael Collins piloted the command module Columbia alone in lunar orbit while they were on the moon's surface. Armstrong and Aldrin spent just under a day on the lunar surface before rejoining Columbia in lunar orbit. This yellow metal lapel/tie pin featuring the Apollo 11 mission insignia was flown on the Apollo 11 mission, and measures approximately .75ins. in diameter. The pin was carried on the mission for NASA engineer H. W. Adkins. Includes a laminated card featuring the Apollo 11 emblem above text reading, "Flown for-H. W. Adkins," with the reverse reading, "This tie tack was flown on Apollo 11, S/C 107, LM-5, July 16-24, 1969, Landed On The Moon - July 20, 1969,Crew, Mr. N. Armstrong, Lt. Col. M. Collins, Col. E. Aldrin, Jr.", HW Adkins was a NASA Engineer. An incredible piece of history, flown aboard the most famous space mission in history.
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