Presented is an exclusive Apollo 11 Signature Collage. The celebratory and collectible collage is composed of a Sea of Tranquility photograph signed by astronaut Buzz Aldrin, a signed Neil Armstrong cut signature, and a Apollo 11 mission patch.
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. Through multiple attempts, the United States NASA program was prepared to complete their voyage to the moon with Apollo 11. 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 was broadcast 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.
This collage commemorates the feats of the Apollo 11 mission with authentic elements, including signatures, photographs, and a mission patch. At the top of the collage is a color photograph of Buzz Aldrin on the moon, taken on July 21, 1969 by Neil Armstrong as they explored the Sea of Tranquility region. Aldrin is depicted on the lunar surface and if you look closely, you can see a reflection of Armstrong in Aldrin’s visor. Aldrin signed the satin-finish photograph in blue felt-tipped ink. The signature reads "Buzz Aldrin/ Apollo XI."
Below, is a small card with Neil Armstrong's signature. The signature reads "Neil Armstrong" in felt tipped pen. To the left of the signature is an Apollo 11 mission patch. The patch features a wingspread eagle landing on the moon with the words “Apollo 11” written atop it in gold stitching. The card and patch are accompanied by black and white NASA photograph of Neil Armstrong.
Buzz Aldrin signed Sea of Tranquility photograph. Aldrin signs in blue felt tip, as "Buzz Aldrin." Signature is legible, without smudges or fading. The gorgeous satin-finish photo is in near fine condition. Photograph measures 8" H x 10" W.
Neil Armstrong signed card. Signature in felt-tipped pen. Signature reads "Neil Armstrong" and is underlined. Signature is legible, without smudges or fading. Card is tan, with toning. Card measures 3"H x 5" W.
Apollo 11 mission NASA patch. Color on patch vibrant and intact.
All elements have been archivally framed according to the highest conservation standards in a custom built black wooden frame, with acid-free black linen mats, silver spandrels, UV Plexiglas, and custom metal plaque. Framed Dimensions: 39 1/2" H x 18 3/4" W x 1 5/8" D.