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Irwin Signed Aircrew Qualification Certificate
Irwin Signed Aircrew Qualification Certificate
Irwin Signed Aircrew Qualification Certificate
Irwin Signed Aircrew Qualification Certificate
Irwin Signed Aircrew Qualification Certificate
Irwin Signed Aircrew Qualification Certificate

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Lot 7: Irwin Signed Aircrew Qualification Certificate

This Certificate of Aircrew Qualification has been signed by the late James Irwin, Lunar Module Pilot of the Apollo 15 mission.

Dated "27 Apr. 67," this U.S. Air Force document was signed by Irwin after the completion of a "Handbook Exam." Irwin signed the document, "James B. Irwin," a seldom-seen version of his signature. In July 1971, just over four years later, he became the eighth man to walk on the moon. Also signing the document, as the "Flight Examiner," was Jere B. Cobb, a NASA/MSC pilot who flew the Lunar Landing Training Vehicle (LLTV).

Irwin was crew commander of Lunar Module Test Article 8 (LTA-8), the vehicle that finished the first series of thermal vacuum tests on June 1, 1968. He later served as a member of the Apollo 10 support crew and as Backup Lunar Module Pilot of Apollo 12 before flying to the moon as Apollo 15's Lunar Module Pilot.

The 8" x 11" certificate has been paired with a photo of Irwin and matted and framed using archival methods; the final presentation measures approximately 15.5" x 22.5". It is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation's Executive Director Tammy Knowles.

ASF reserves the right to disqualify the high bidder, to reject the high bid, and to accept a bid from a lower bidder, for any reason within their discretion, which shall be exercised in good faith.

Bid History

Bidding on this lot concluded on March 30, 2014 at 10:00 PM EDT.

Bidders: 8 Bids: 22 Winning Bid: $650

Bidder Bid Time (UTC) Bid Amount (USD)
238 2014 Mar 29 20:14:00 650.00
146 2014 Mar 29 20:10:47 600.00
238 2014 Mar 29 20:12:33 600.00
146 2014 Mar 29 20:10:47 550.00
238 2014 Mar 21 23:58:10 500.00
221 2014 Mar 25 14:09:50 500.00
238 2014 Mar 21 23:58:10 450.00
244 2014 Mar 23 08:17:47 430.00
238 2014 Mar 21 23:58:10 397.00
247 2014 Mar 22 17:46:38 377.00
238 2014 Mar 21 23:58:10 270.00
193 2014 Mar 21 23:43:25 250.00
193 2014 Mar 21 23:43:25 220.00
238 2014 Mar 21 17:35:01 200.00
238 2014 Mar 21 17:35:01 129.00
137 2014 Mar 21 19:08:19 119.00
238 2014 Mar 21 17:35:01 109.00
137 2014 Mar 21 19:08:00 99.00
238 2014 Mar 21 17:35:01 85.00
137 2014 Mar 21 19:07:50 75.00
238 2014 Mar 21 17:35:01 60.00
207 2014 Mar 21 13:07:03 50.00