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"One Small Step" Ultra Rare Historical Apollo Pin 1888 Design Find
"One Small Step" Ultra Rare Historical Apollo Pin 1888 Design Find
"One Small Step" Ultra Rare Historical Apollo Pin 1888 Design Find
"One Small Step" Ultra Rare Historical Apollo Pin 1888 Design Find
"One Small Step" Ultra Rare Historical Apollo Pin 1888 Design Find
"One Small Step" Ultra Rare Historical Apollo Pin 1888 Design Find
"One Small Step" Ultra Rare Historical Apollo Pin 1888 Design Find
"One Small Step" Ultra Rare Historical Apollo Pin 1888 Design Find
"One Small Step" Ultra Rare Historical Apollo Pin 1888 Design Find
"One Small Step" Ultra Rare Historical Apollo Pin 1888 Design Find

"One Small Step" Ultra Rare Historical Apollo Pin 1888 Design Find

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Extremely Rare & Seldom Found 1969 1st Manned Lunar Landing Lapel Pin. Condition: Excellent.

Art-n-facts

The Apollo 12 tie pins were apparently produced by Grumman, with 50 being flown in the Apollo 12 Lunar Module. Half of the flown pins were kept by the astronauts and the other half distributed by the president of Grumman, Lou Evans. Info Credit www.spaceflownartifacts.com

 

~1st Lunar Landing~

 Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two people on the Moon. Mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC. Armstrong became the first person 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 21.5 hours on the lunar surface before rejoining Columbia in lunar orbit.

Apollo 11 was launched by a Saturn V rocket from Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island, Florida, on July 16 at 9:32 am EDT (13:32 UTC) and was the fifth manned mission of NASA's Apollo program. The Apollo spacecraft had three parts: a command module (CM) with a cabin for the three astronauts, and the only part that returned to Earth; a service module (SM), which supported the command module with propulsion, electrical power, oxygen, and water; and a lunar module (LM) that had two stages – a descent stage for landing on the Moon, and an ascent stage to place the astronauts back into lunar orbit.

After being sent to the Moon by the Saturn V's third stage, the astronauts separated the spacecraft from it and traveled for three days until they entered into lunar orbit. Armstrong and Aldrin then moved into the lunar module Eagle and landed in the Sea of Tranquility. The astronauts used Eagle's upper stage to lift off from the lunar surface and rejoin Collins in the command module. They jettisoned Eagle before they performed the maneuvers that blasted them out of lunar orbit on a trajectory back to Earth. They returned to Earth and splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on July 24 after more than eight days in space.

The landing was broadcast on live TV to a worldwide audience. Armstrong stepped onto the lunar surface and described the event as "one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind." Apollo 11 effectively ended the Space Race and fulfilled a national goal proposed in 1961 by U.S. President John F. Kennedy: "before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth."[6] Info Credit: wikipedia.com

Additional Facts:

~Moon Landing~

1969 On July 20th one of man's crowning achievements occurred when American Astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the Moon and uttered the immortal words "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." . The opposition to the war continued to increase with more and more attending anti-war demonstrations and demanding that the US withdrew from Vietnam. The music came from groups including the Doors, Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin and the Beatles and the most famous music festival of modern times "WOODSTOCK" took place on a New York Farm on August 15th to August 17th with more than 400,000 avid music fans attending to see the Who, Jimi Hendrix, Crosby Stills Nash and Young and others perform live. fashions reflected the anti-war sentiment with military jackets adorned with peace signs, and other trends including long unkempt wild hair and headbands showed the feelings of anti-establishment felt by the youth.

 

This 1888 Design is a *One of a Kind.  

After each artifact or specimen has been discovered we send it through a careful restoration process before being used in one of our designs. If a particularly unique patina is found to add design value to an artifact, it's preserved & sealed to ensure its longevity & protection. 

These artifacts have already proven they can stand up against the riggers of time, but if at any point your pendant does need a little cleaning, a gentle scrub with soap & water should do the trick. 

"There is nothing more precious than a gift of time."

                                              -1888 Design Creator Nathan H. Mott