"WITH SINCERE THANKS FOR BEING BOTH ONE STEP AHEAD OF US AND ONE STEP BEHIND US THROUGHOUT 'GIANT STEP'"
(NASA) ARMSTRONG, Neil, COLLINS, Michael, and ALDRIN, Buzz. Apollo 11 photographic archive. No place, circa 1969.
Rare and lovely NASA-related archive, comprising three large color photographs of the Apollo 11 moon landing, warmly inscribed by astronauts Neil Armstrong ("To Elton—With sincere thanks for being both one step ahead of us and one step behind us throughout 'Giant Step'—Neil Armstrong Apollo 11"), Michael Collins ("To Elton—With Sincere Best Wishes and Giant Thanks from Apollo 11—Michael Collins"), and Buzz Aldrin ("To Elton, C'etait un grand plaisir de vous avoir eu avec nous pendant le voyage de Giant Step et d'avoir eu votre service common interprete [It was a great pleasure to have you tour with us during the Giant Step journey and to have had you as an interpreter]. Buzz Aldrin") to Elton Stepherson, Jr., then a special assistant to the Area Director for the Near East and South Asia with the U.S. Information Agency selected to accompany the astronauts on a World Tour following their successful mission. $37,000.