Presented is a custom collage highlighting the astronauts that went to the Moon in the Apollo 11 mission. Astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin traveled on the first manned mission to the Moon on July 16, 1969, with touch down on July 20th. The mission is famously known as the first successful manned Lunar landing in the history of the world.
This collage features authentic signatures from all three astronauts. Each astronaut has signed their photograph. These photos are featured in the center of the composition with anniversary and commemorative mission patches to accompany them.
In the midst of the Cold War, President John F. Kennedy delivered a speech stating his intent to place a man on the moon: "I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth. No single space project in this period will be more impressive to mankind, or more important for the long-range exploration of space; and none will be so difficult or expensive to accomplish."
The effort to place a man on the Moon was named Project Apollo. Apollo 11 successfully fulfilled the manned mission to the Moon on July 20, 1969. Neil Armstrong was the first to step on the Moon, with Buzz Aldrin following him a few minutes later. Armstrong's first step onto the lunar surface appeared on live television to a worldwide audience. He described the event as "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Apollo 11 effectively ended the Space Race and fulfilled the national goal proposed by President John F. Kennedy in 1961.
The autograph elements are all in very good overall condition. Signed images have been accompanied by commemorative patches, below. All elements have been framed according to conservation standards in a custom black and gray frame.
Framed Dimensions: 27" H x 40 1/2" W x 2" D.
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