RARE NASA LUNAR COLOR PHOTOGRAPH INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY NEIL ARMSTRONG, AND SIGNED BY "BUZZ" ALDRIN AND MICHAEL COLLINS
(ARMSTRONG, Neil) (ALDRIN, Buzz) (COLLINS, Michael). Lunar Photograph Inscribed and Signed. No place, no date.
Exceedingly rare official NASA color photograph displaying the flag of the United States on the Moon on the first lunar landing mission, inscribed by Neil Armstrong, "To Collins Bird—With Sincere Best Wishes from Tranquility Base," and signed by the three Apollo XI astronauts, Neil Armstrong, "Buzz" Aldrin, and Michael Collins. Humanity's first message from the Moon, spoken by Armstrong, was "Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed." Official NASA photographs taken on the Moon (as compared to the much more common lithographic prints or posed crew photographs), signed by all three Apollo XI astronauts, are especially rare and desirable. A splendid color photograph, handsomely matted and framed. $15,000.