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From: Darrington, Washington
Registered: Oct 2012

posted 10-09-2012 10:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for IKSDoomsday   Click Here to Email IKSDoomsday     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have many items and letters from NASA. R.M. Shannon was a certified test team member for the Apollo CSM program. There is so much to list because my father got to know the man and he passed these on to him. There are original letters from NASA dated July 16, 1969 as well as letters and lithographs given to him and his family as gifts for being involved with the Apollo 11 and 8 missions. There is also an original training manual titled "Apollo Training: Apollo Spacecraft and Systems Familiarization Course Number APC-118" with Shannon's name on the front. Dated Feb 24 1967.

There is also a very nice Letter from T.J. O'Malley with attached lithographs in a NASA large envelope. The photos as described in the letter to Mr. Shannon include astronaut Pete Conrad near the Surveyor 3 spacecraft and a picture of one of the Apollo 11 crew on the lunar surface.

Also I have Apollo achievement awards for service culminating in the successful of mans first landing on the moon given to R.M. Shannon by the admin of NASA.

I have an original Apollo 8 bumper sticker as well still untouched.

There is so many letters and lithographs it is hard to list them all here... Not to mention I also have a part from the launchpad as well. It is named the telemetry data cable. I can take pics to show everyone but this stuff is all original and I am just wondering the value of items like these.


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From: Australia
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posted 10-10-2012 12:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for benfairfax   Click Here to Email benfairfax     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Regarding the lithos, there are so many variables when determining the value, this like condition, signatures, inscriptions etc. They could very well be autopens. I have seen plenty of people whos family worked at NASA handed autopenned lithos. Best put scans on here or look at results from auctions such as RRauction and Regency Superior.

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