OFFICIAL CONTRACTOR SPACECRAFT MODEL ISSUED BY GRUMMAN. SPECIAL BASE HAS NEIL ARMSTRONG'S FIRST WORDS FROM THE MOON.
Lot 47
OFFICIAL CONTRACTOR SPACECRAFT MODEL ISSUED BY GRUMMAN.
SPECIAL BASE HAS NEIL ARMSTRONG'S FIRST WORDS FROM THE MOON.
Sold for US$ 4,750 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
OFFICIAL CONTRACTOR SPACECRAFT MODEL ISSUED BY GRUMMAN.
SPECIAL BASE HAS NEIL ARMSTRONG'S FIRST WORDS FROM THE MOON.
Model of the Lunar Module (LM) made from injected-molded plastic for the Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation (GAEC) of Bethpage, Long Island, NY. GAEC was the prime NASA contractor for the Lunar Module (LM).
The model stands 7 inches tall with four landing legs some 8 inches apart. The upper Ascent Stage is detachable from the lower Descent Stage. The complete model is removable from a 10 ½ inch circular base which has NASA and Grumman logos and the wording: "LUNAR MODULE." Additionally, the base has Neil Armstrong's first words after stepping onto the moon of: "One small step for man... One giant leap for mankind" and the time / date of: "10:56 EDT, JULY 20, 1969."

The LM made one unmanned and one manned earth orbital flight and carried out eight manned lunar missions of which six landed on the moon.
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