Apollo Capsule signed by Buzz Aldrin
Item #: MODEL-AP11ALDRIN
Apollo Capsule signed by Buzz Aldrin This high quality replica is handcrafted from mahogany and comes with a wooden base and a signed plaque. Dimensions are 9"(L) X 9"(W) X 9.25" (H) in Case. 6"(L) x 6"(W) x 6.25"(H) Selected by NASA in 1963 into the third group of astronauts, Aldrin was the first with a doctorate and became known as Dr. Rendezvous. The docking and rendezvous techniques he devised for spacecraft in Earth and lunar orbit became critical to the success of the Gemini and Apollo programs, and are still used today. He also pioneered underwater training techniques, as a substitute for zero gravity flights, to simulate spacewalking. Then, on July 20, 1969, Buzz and Neil Armstrong made their historic Apollo 11 moonwalk, becoming the first two humans to set foot on another world. They spent 21 hours on the lunar surface and returned with 46 pounds of moon rocks. The largest worldwide television audience an estimated 600 million people, witnessed this unprecedented heroic endeavor.