FLOWN APOLLO 11 BETACM PILOT'S OWN.
Flown Apollo 11 crew mission emblem, 3½ inches in diameter, printed on Beta cloth, printed on Beta cloth, 6 inches square.
Flown on Apollo 11 and into lunar orbit. SIGNED by the Apollo 11 crew: NEIL ARMSTRONG, MICHAEL COLLINS, and BUZZ ALDRIN. Additionally inscribed by Collins above the emblem: "Carried to the moon aboard Apollo XI, July 1969." This is the emblem that was worn on all the Apollo 11 crew members' space suitsan eagle flying above the surface of the moon carrying an olive branch.
With MICHAEL COLLINS' manuscript provenance note dated December, 2011, reading: "I certify that the enclosed 6" x 6" Beta cloth Apollo XI crew patch, signed by Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and myself, is from my Personal Preference Kit flown to the moon in 1969. All three signatures date back to 1969. I added the inscription at the top approximately 25 years later. Michael Collins, Apollo XI CMP."
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