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From: Highland Heights, KY
Registered: Feb 2003

posted 10-11-2003 08:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for nojnj   Click Here to Email nojnj     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Havent seen a thread on this:
there is a new of set of Apollo 11 artifacts
by Chronicle Books published in collaboration with Smithsonian NASM Steven F.Udvar-Hazy Ctr. For $24.95 you get very nicely done reprints of Charts and logs used by the astronauts, Flight Directors log, a patch, Neil's travel voucher, Mission menus, a White House invitation to a post mission dinner, telegram to journalists from the recovery ship, Collin's lunar surface map, a Washington Post front page, and a book that explains each artifact and a story of the mission. It is very well presented and I enjoyed it very much!

Robert Pearlman

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From: Houston, TX
Registered: Nov 1999

posted 10-11-2003 10:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This looks to be rather impressive. From Publishers Weekly:

Beautifully designed by Laura Lovett, Chronicle Books's latest clever gift box brings together reproductions of 16 artifacts from man's first trip to the moon. Among the goodies are a copy of the front page of the Washington Post dated Monday, July 21, 1969, an iron-on Apollo 11 mission badge and a government handout about the in-flight menu ("a typical dinner includes beef and potatoes, butterscotch pudding, brownies and grape punch"). Each of the original astronauts also contributed personal effects for facsimile in this "museum in a box." Neil Armstrong offered a humorously matter-of-fact travel voucher listing his trip as "Houston, Texas to Cape Kennedy, Fla., Moon, Pacific Ocean, Hawaii, and return." Buzz Aldrin gave the little snapshots of his children that he carried with him on the voyage. Michael Collins provided maps, star charts and the "Solo Book" he wrote in during the flight. The box also includes a small paperback book by planetary geologist Craddock, which chronicles the main events of each day of the mission. Though readers who have little previous knowledge of the landmark flight may have trouble piecing these artifacts together into a coherent record, this mini-museum, which is published in collaboration with the Smithsonian, makes a great gift for those already interested in astronomy and space exploration.


I am going to look into carrying this on buySPACE, but in the meantime:


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From: Carrollton, GA USA
Registered: Jan 2003

posted 10-20-2003 08:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I purchased one of these about a month ago. I didn't post anything about it because I figured I was the last person in the world to know about it. It is a really nice set of (reproduction) Apollo 11 memorabilia. I would recommend it to all space enthusiasts.

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