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moorouge
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posted 08-01-2009 06:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for moorouge   Click Here to Email moorouge     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Five years or so after the Apollo 11 moon landing a story began to circulate that Armstrong/Aldrin left behind on the Moon an advert for a hotel in Acapulco regularly used by the astronauts. This was allegedly based on a photo of the location taken in orbit by the Apollo 7 crew.

Does anyone have information on this or can anyone verify it? I have written to Aldrin on the matter but had no response.

FFrench
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posted 08-09-2009 01:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have not heard this particular story, but any reference to an astronaut-frequented hotel in Acapulco is probably Frank Brandstetter's Las Brisas resort. Judging by the page on the Farthest Reaches website selling his memorabilia, the astronauts flew many items for him and took photos of his resort area from space.

There is also a book, which may well contain the anecdote you heard.

Hope this helps, and I look forward to hearing what you discover.

farthestreaches
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posted 08-12-2009 02:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for farthestreaches   Click Here to Email farthestreaches     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have had the pleasure of handling the sale of items from the well known Brandstetter Space Memorabilia Collection. He has a page on my Farthest Reaches site devoted to these items with more to come.

In his biography, Brandy shares that he purchased six small gold crosses at the Mexico City airport as he was on his way to Cape Canaveral to watch the Apollo 11 launch. Apparently, these 6 crosses were carried to the moon by Buzz Adrin but interestingly enough, only 5 were returned. It was assumed that the sixth cross was left on the lunar surface. Brandy kept one of the 5 returned crosses, one was given to Don Carlos aka. Carlos Trouyet, Owner of Las Brisas and the other three crosses, given to the Apollo 11 Astronauts themselves. I trust this was what you were asking about? If so, hope the information was helpful.

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Steve Hankow
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moorouge
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posted 08-12-2009 12:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for moorouge   Click Here to Email moorouge     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Many thanks for replies. Not heard about the crosses. Was definitely a photo taken by Apollo 7 crew and advertised the hotel in Acapulco. Confirmation would be gratefully received.

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