Charlie Duke Signed COA

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Item Description:

This is Certificate of Authenticity signed by Charlie Duke in blue pen. The underside of the lucite display is also signed by Charlie Duke.

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This lucite display contains a 1.5 inch by 1 inch peice of paper which was part of a page of an emergency manual which was onboard the Lunar Module Orion when it landed on the Moon’s surface on April 21, 1972 on the Descates Highlands during the Apollo 16 mission. Items which have actually been on the surface of the Moon are very rare.   Most items flown to the Moon’s surface were left behind because of servere weight constraints lifting off from the Moon’s surface. 

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This numbered lucite  (59/200) is a series issued by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation in 2010.   It is accompanied by a signed and numbered Certificate of Authenticity by Apollo 16 Lunar Module Pilot Charles Duke certifying it was part of his personal collection and was donated to the Foundation for the purpose of raising funds for the Foundation.

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Charlie Duke was born in Charlotte, NC, in 1935 and latter attended the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.   Following graduation, he was commissioned into the U.S. Air Force, and began a life-long love of flying.   

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Duke earned his wings as a fighter pilot, in 1958 a test pilot, and then after some friendly encouraged by his commandant Chuck Yeager, in 1966 Charlie Duke become an Apollo astronaut.   His love of adventure grew to the pinnacle of achievement when on April 20, 1972, he, along with John Young, landed on the surface of the Moon. Their stay on the Moon was a record-setting 71 hours and 14 minutes.   

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