APOLLO I CREW EMBLEM.
Circular cloth crew emblem, 3½ inches in diameter. Features a CSM in orbit over Earth with the moon in the distance. Mounted onto a Typed Letter Signed by Gordon Cooper.
WITH GORDON COOPER'S signed provenance note, reading in part: "The Apollo 1 cloth patch displayed below was one of the very first production runs for this emblem. It came from Apollo 1 mission commander Virgil I. 'Gus' Grissom. It was a shock to us in the Astronaut Office as well as the entire nation and the world that he and crew members Edward White and Roger Chaffee were killed in a spacecraft fire on the launch pad during January 27, 1967. Gus was a very close friend. We were both selected as Mercury Astronauts in 1959 and later worked together on the Gemini Program ... Gus and the Apollo 1 crew gave their lives to help the United States reach the goal of landing on the moon by the end of 1969."