Going to the Moon (Autographs from all flown Missions)

NASA Photo of the Apollo Astronauts Group 5 1966 signed by 12 (Bill Pogue, Ron Evans, Charlie Duke, Paul Weitz, Don Lind, Jerry Carr, Joe Engle, Stuart Roosa, Vance Brand, Ken Mattingly, Bruce McCandless, Jack Lousma), bought with COA, Foto courtesy of NASA
NASA Photo of the Apollo Astronauts Group 5 1966 signed by 12 (Bill Pogue, Ron Evans, Charlie Duke, Paul Weitz, Don Lind, Jerry Carr, Joe Engle, Stuart Roosa, Vance Brand, Ken Mattingly, Bruce McCandless, Jack Lousma), bought with COA, Foto courtesy of NASA

Road to Apollo

 

The two Apollo Astronauts Elliot See and Charles Basset crashed with their T-38 Talon 1966. They had bad visibilty during the landing approach and crashed into a McDonnell Aircraft building, in which the Gemini Spacecraft was built. They were on their way for two weeks of space rendezvous simulator training.

Autograph Elliot see Autogramm
Elliot P. See (1927-1966), naval aviator and test pilot, he was scheduled to be pilot on Gemini 8, Autograph bought with CoA, Foto courtesy of Associated P Wirephoto

Apollo 1 the Desaster

 

Apollo 1 Crew: Command Pilot Guss Grissom, Senior Pilot Edward H. White II, Pilot Roger B. Chaffee

 

Mission: the launch for the first manned low Earth orbital test was planned for the 21 Feb. 1967. Unfortunately the Crew never took off. On the 27. Jan. 1967 during a Launch Rehearsal Test a Cabin Fire killed all three Crew Members.

 

 

         Virgil Ivan 'Gus' Grissom (1926-1967), piloted the Mercury-Redstone 4 Capsule named 'Liberty Bell 7' 1961 for a 15 Minutes Flight (the second US Space Flight). Together with John Young he made the first teamed Flight on Gemini 3 three Times around the World. While training in the Command Modul Apollo 1 with his Crew they all got killed, when a Fire broke out. Autograph bought with COA

  Eduard 'Ed' Higgins White II (1930-1967), piloted the Gemini 4, first American Astronaut that made an EVA, Backup Commander for Gemini 7. While training in the Command Modul Apollo 1 he got killed, when a Fire broke out. Autograph bought with COA


Apollo 7-10 preparing for the Moon

Apollo 7

 

Apollo 7 Crew: Commander Walter M. Schirra, Command Module Pilot Donn F. Eisele, Lunar Module Pilot R. Walter Cunningham

 

Mission: launched with a Saturn IB Booster, Testing of the Guidance and Communication system, precision reentry and splashdown

 

 

         Walt Cunningham (1932-2023), Lunar Module Pilot Apollo 7, met at Starmus 2019 in Zürich, Picture of Saturn V Boosters taken at Kennedy Space Center and of Walt at Starmus V in Zurich signed in Person and by Mail

Walter 'Wally' M. Schirra (1923 – 2007) USA, he flew 3 times as part of the Mercury-Atlas 8, Gemini 6 and Apollo 7 Programm and spent 12 days in Space, Autograph bought with COA, Foto courtesy of NASA

Donn F. Eisele (1930 – 1987) USA, he flew as

Command Module Pilote with Apollo 7, Autograph bought with COA

 Apollo 8

 

Apollo 8 crew: Frank Borman Commander, James A. Lovell Command Module Pilot, William Anders Lunar Module Pilot

 

Mission: first Mission ever to leave the gravitational influence of the Earth and orbit the Moon

 

Autograph Frank Borman Autogramm

Frank Borman (1928-2023), NASA Astronaut, Commander on Gemini 7, Commander on Apollo 8, Autograph bought with COA, Foto courtesy of NASA

Autograph Jim Lovell Autogramm

Jim Lovell (1928), Gemini 7 (1965) and Gemini 12 (1966), Apollo 8 and Commander Apollo 13, Autograph by Mail

William 'Bill' Anders (1933), Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 8, backup

Command Module Pilot for Apollo 11, Autograph bought with COA

 Apollo 9

 

 Apollo 9 Crew: James A. McDivitt Commander, David R. Scott Command Module Pilot, Russell ‘Rusty’ L. Schweickart Lunar Module Pilot

 

Mission: Flying of the Lunar Module in Low Earth Orbit, Testing of the Extravehicular Mobility Unit Backpack during Rusty Schweickart’s EVA

 

Autograph James McDivitt Autogramm

James McDivitt (1929-2022), Commander of Gemini 4 with Ed White, James Mc Divitt was Commander of Apollo 9, they tested the Lunar Module freeflying and made a two Person EVA, Autograph bought with COA, Foto courtesy of NASA

Rusty Schweickart (1932), trained Fighter Pilot, Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 9: performed first Apollo EVA, flew the Apollo Lunar Modul together with James McDivitt 180 Kilometers away and back to the Mothership, Autograph bought with COA, Pictures taken at Starmus V in Zurich

Dave Scott (1932), trained Test Pilot, Pilot on Gemini 8, Command Module Pilot on Apollo 9, Commander and 7th Moonwalker Apollo 15, Autograph on commemorative Letter Apollo, Picture of Dave Scott at Legends of Space Lausanne 19.03.2022

Apollo 10

 

Apollo 10 Crew: Tom Stafford Commander, John W. Young Command Module Pilot, Eugene A. Cernan Lunar Module Pilot

 

Mission: Flying of the Lunar Module in Low Moon Orbit, last Testing of all System before the first Moon Landing

Tom Stafford (1930-2024), trained Fighter Pilot, Pilot Gemini 6, Commander Gemini 9,  Commander Apollo 10, Commander ASTP (Apollo docking with Sojuz 19), Autograph by Mail

Eugene A. Cernan (1934-2017), Gemini 9 (Pilot), Apollo 10 flew the Lunar Model 'Snoopy' as Pilot in low Orbit 16 km from the Moon Surface, Apollo 17 (Commander), 11th Moonwalker, Autograph on Conference Nameplate,  Autograph bought with COA

John W. Young (1930-2018), 6 Space Flights: Gemini 3, Gemini 10, Apollo 10,

Command Module Pilot Apollo 16, STS-1 (first Space Shuttle Flight), STS-9, Autograph bought with COA


Apollo 11-17 Landing on the Moon

Apollo 11

 

 

Apollo 11 Crew: Neil Armstrong Commander, Michael Collins Command Module Pilot, Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin Lunar Module Pilot

 

Mission: First Landing on the Moon, Neil Armstrong was the first human Being to set foot on the Moon 20.07.1969, together with Buzz Aldrin he spent 2.5 hours walking on the Moon and brought back 21.5 kg Moon Rocks they collected  

 

Autograph Neil Armstrong Autogramm
Neil Armstrong (1930-2012), on Gemini 8 Neil was the Command Pilot, on Apollo 11 he was the Commander and the first Man to set foot on the Moon with the words 'one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind', Autograph bought with COA

Buzz Aldrin (1930), Gemini 12 with record EVA, Lunar Module Pilot of Apollo 11, the second man to set Foot on the Moon with the words 'Beautiful View', signed book, Autograph bought with COA, Picture taken at Starmus V 2019 in Zurich, Buzz Aldrin receiving the Stephen Hawking Medal from Brian May (Queen), talking to the CEO Bob Smith of Blue Origin (see Ikarus for Autograph)

Autograph Michael Collins Autogramm

Michael Collins (1930-2021), Pilot on Gemini 10 with 3rd american EVA, Command Module Pilot on Apollo 11 circled the Moon 30 Times, Autograph bought with COA, Foto courtesy of NASA

Apollo 12

 

Apollo 12 Crew: Commander Charles "Pete" Conrad, Lunar Module Pilot Alan L. Bean, Command Module Pilot Richard F. Gordon

 

Mission: Atlas Rocket struck twice by Lightning after Launch, but little Damage done, 2 EVA’s on the Moon by Conrad and Bean for 7.5 Hours

 

Autograph Pete Conrad Autogramm

Charles ‚Pete’ Conrad (1930-1999), Gemini 5, Gemini 11, Commander of Apollo 12, 3rd Moonwalker, Commander of Skylab 2, Autograph bought with COA, Foto courtesy of NASA

Autograph Alan Bean Autogramm

Alan LaVern Bean (1932-2018), Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 12, 4th Moonwalker, Commander on the Skylab 3 Mission, Autograph on used Cheque bought with COA

Autograph Dick Gordon Autogramm

Richard F. 'Dick' Gordon (1929-2016), Pilot on Gemini 11 with 2 EVA, Command Modul Pilot on Apollo 12, Autograph bought with COA, Foto courtesy of NASA

 Apollo 13

 

Apollo 13 Crew: Commander Jim Lovell, Command Module Pilot Jack Swigert, Lunar Module Pilot Fred Haise

 

Mission: supposed to be the third Mission to Land on the Moon, after an Explosion of an Oxygen Tank Swigert reported ‘Okay, Houston, we've had a problem here’, the crew was forced to aboard the Landing on the Moon and return back to Earth

 

Fred Haise (1933), Lunar Modul Pilot on the illfated Apollo 13 Mission, later Commander with the Space Shuttle Enterprise (Approach and Landing Test), 

Shown: Short Lette to me, Picture of Enterprise taken in New York, signed Map of the Moon landing site, signed Picture of Model of Interior of the Lunar Module taken at Kennedy Space Center, Autographs by Mail

Autograph Jim Lovell Autogramm

Jim Lovell (1928), Gemini 7 (1965) and Gemini 12 (1966), Apollo 8 and Commander  Apollo 13, Autograph by Mail on a Picture of Saturn V Boosters taken at Kennedy Space Center

Jack Swigert (1931-1982): Command Module Pilot, radioed to Mission Control 'Houston we've had a problem here', Autograph bought with COA

 

Apollo 14

 

Apollo 14 Crew: Commander Alan Shepard, Command Module Pilot Stuart Roosa, and Lunar Module Pilot Edgar Mitchell

 

Mission: third Mission that landed on the Moon near the Fra Mauro Formation, Shepard and Mitchell made 2 EVA and collected with a pushcart 42.8 kg Moon Rocks, Roosa took along several hundreds Tree Seeds. These Seeds were planted across the World known as ‘Moon Trees’

Autograph Alan Shepard Autogramm

Alan Shepard (1923-1998), Part of the Mercury Seven, first US Astronaut in Space, Mission Mercury-Redstone 3 with Spaceship Freedom 7, Commander of Apollo 14, 5th and oldest Moonwalker, autographed Book bought with COA 

Autograph Edgar Mitchell Autogramm

Edgar Mitchell (1930-2016), Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 14, 6th Moonwalker, 2 Moonwalks, Autograph on a Letter bought with COA

Autograph Stuart Roosa Autogramm

Stuart Roosa (1933-1994), Command Modul Pilot on Apollo 14, carried the seeds for the 'Moon Trees' with him, Autograph bought with COA

Apollo 15

 

Apollo 15 Crew: Commander David Scott, Lunar Module Pilot James Irwin, Lunar Module Pilot Al Worden

 

Mission: fourth Mission that landed on the Moon near the Hadley Rille, used a Lunar Rover to cover 28km, EVA's of 18 Hours and brought back 77 kg Moon Rocks

Apollo 15 crew: Dave Scott, Al Worden, Jim Irwin, bought with COA, Picture of Dave Scott at the Legends of Space Lausanne 19.03.2022

Autograph Jim Irwin Autogramm

James Benson "Jim" Irwin (1930 – 1991) USA, Lunar Module Pilote of Apollo 15, 8th Moonwalker, spent more then 18 hours on the Moon during 3 EVA's, Autograph bought COA

Al Worden (1932-2020) Apollo 15 Command Module Pilot, first deep Space EVA 197‘000 Miles away from Earth, Autograph in Person at Starmus V 2019 in Zurich, Picture of Lunar Rover taken at Kennedy Space Center and of Al Worden at Starmus V taken myself

 Apollo 16

 

Apollo 16 Crew: Commander John Young, Lunar Module Pilot Charles Duke, Command Module Pilot Ken Mattingly

 

Mission: Young and Duke spent almost 3 Days on the Moon surface, they made 3 EVA’s, drove 27 km with the Lunar Rover and collected 77 kg Moon Rocks, Charlie left a picture of his family on the Surface of the Moon

 

 

Autograph John W. Young Autogramm

John W. Young (1930-2018), 9th Moonwalker, 6 Space Flights: Gemini 3, Gemini 10, Apollo 10, Commander of  Apollo 16, STS-1 (first Space Shuttle Flight), STS-9, Autograph bought with COA, Foto courtesy of NASA

Charlie Duke (1935), 10th and youngest Moonwalker, in Person signed Picture of Saturn V at Starmus 2019 (taken at Kennedy Space Center) with Dotty Duke (his wife), Picture of Charlie (signed via Mail Dec 2020) and Picture of Charlie (signed via Mail 30.04.2022), Dave Scott and Gerry Griffin discussing at Legends of Space in Lausanne 19.03.2022

Ken Mattingly Autograph, Autogramm
Ken Mattingly (1936-2023), Command Module Pilot on Apollo 16, planned Command Module Pilot of Apollo 13, was removed since his exposure to German Measels, extensively supported to bring the Apollo 13 crew back, Commander STS-4/STS-51-C, Autograph bought

 Apollo 17

 

Apollo 17 Crew: Commander Gene Cernan, Lunar Module Pilot Jack Schmitt, Command Module Pilot Ron Evans

 

Mission: last Mission to the Moon, Jack Schmitt was the only Geologist setting Foot on the Moon, Cernan and Schmitt took along 5 Mice, they spent 3 Days on the Moon surface, made 3 EVA’s, drove 36 km with the Lunar Rover and collected 110.5 kg Moon Rocks, Cernan was the last Apollo Astronaut to leave the Moon in 1972.

 

Autograph Eugene Cernan Autogramm

Eugene A. Cernan (1934-2017), Gemini 9, Apollo 10 and Apollo 17 (Commander), 11th Moonwalker and last Man to leave the Moon, Autographed Book bought with COA

Harrison 'Jack' Schmitt, (1935) Astronaut Apollo 17, 12th Moonwalker, only Geologist on the Moon, 3 EVA's on the Moon, Autograph bought with COA, picture taken at Starmus V 2019 in Zurich

Autograph Ron Evans Autogramm

Ron Evans (1933-1990), Command Module Pilot of Apollo 17, one EVA, backup Command Module Pilot for the 1975 Apollo–Soyuz Test Project (ASTP), other: Al Bean (Apollo 12), Jack Lousma, Autograph bought with COA


final Apollo Flight: Apollo Sojuz Test Project (ASTP)

 Apollo Sojuz (ASTP)

 

Apollo Sojuz Test Project Crew: Apollo Commander Tom Stafford, Command Module Pilot Vance D. Brand, Docking Module Pilot Deke Slayton, Sojuz Commander Alexei Leonov, Flight Engineer Valeri Kubasov

 

Mission: on the 17th July 1975 the last Apollo module docked with a Soviet Union Soyuz capsule. The project was the symbol that marked the end of the Space Race betwen USA and the Soviet Union that started with Sputnik.

 

Autograph Tom Stafford Autogramm

Tom Stafford (1930-2024), trained Fighter Pilot, Gemini 6, Gemini 9,  Apollo 10,  ASTP, Autograph by Mail on Ikarus Picture

Autograph Vance Brand Autogramm

Vance D. Brand (1931), trained Jet Fighter Pilot and Civilan Test Pilot, backup Pilot of Apollo 15, 4 Space Flights: ASTP, Commander of STS-5, STS-41B and STS-35, Autograph bought with COA

Autogtraph Deke Slayton Autogramm

Deke Slayton (1924-1993), chosen as part of the Mercury Seven, due to heart problems flight clearance was removed and he became Chief of the Astronaut Office, got clearence for his only Flight Apollo Sojuz Test Project 1975, Autograph bought with COA

Autograph Alexei Leonov Autogramm

Alexei Leonov (1934-2019) lower right, Voskhod 2 (1965 first Space Walk ever for 12 Minutes (EVA)), Commander Soyuz 19 (Apollo Soyuz Test Program), Pavel Belyayev (1925-1970): Voskhod 2, rescued only 2 Days after landing, letter bought with COA

Valeri Kubasov (1935-2014), Flight Engineer on Sojus 6, Flight Engineer Sojus 19 (Apollo-Sojuz), Commander on Sojus 36/Sojus 35 (Saljut 6 EP-5), Letter bought with COA