Neil Armstrong’s Moon

I just obtained some very cool space artifacts to add to the office collection.

 

This lunar globe belonged to Neil Armstrong and he gave it to his parents Steve and Viola at the time of his Apollo 11 mission.

 

Later on, the Lunar Module Pilots of Apollo 15 and 16 signed the globe with an X to mark the spot of their landings.

  • !MimosaMicheMichelle! 4y

    I always loved globes. A lunar globe is most unusual and a great artifact for your collection, Steve! It is beautiful!
  • Steve Jurvetson 4y

    i agree! Thanks!

    P.S. I would have written something a bit more dramatic to Neil.... =)

    Neil Globe Detail
  • PhOtOnQuAnTiQuE 4y

    Here is your next one ; )


  • Todd Huffman 4y

    That's no moon!
    xkcd.com/307/
  • Jason McDonald 4y

    How did you come across it?
  • Happy Tinfoil Cat 4y

    Now you can plan your vacation.
  • Gisela Giardino 4y

    @Happy Tinfoil Cat: that sounds like Wallace & Gromit's "A Grand Day Out"...

    "Wallace and his sophisticated dog Gromit have to decide where to go for their annual picnic. With a homemade rocket and large appetite they head for the moon in search of cheese."

    Watch = video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2838756075788433299#
  • Jitze Couperus 4y

    No clue in the picture as to its scale - I assume it is the sort of size typical of a globe found in a living room - maybe 18 inch diameter or so?
  • Jan Johnsen 4y

    just another 'knick knack' for the office...(not)
  • Steve 4y

    You'll have to let us know when you have an open house so we can see all these amazing artifacts. Really cool stuff!
  • Steve Jurvetson 4y

    Steve: open every day! Curators may vary. =)

    Jitze Couperus: 1:1 scale model. =)

    Jason McDonald: How? Have you seen Despicable Me?....

    PhOtOnQuAnTiQuE: Love it!! Will have to share with the SpaceX team. Now we know what the X is for....

    Todd Huffman: oh that's still under construction....

    Skyhook or Crane
  • solerena 4y

    Great artifact! SpaceXX ..oh, those French:)
  • Black&Color 4y

    Way cool.
  • Jason McDonald 4y

    Haha. That took me a second.
  • rwoodworkr 4y

    So....the moon is really not a pure white disc floating across the night sky....
  • vennettaj 4y

    loved the Despicable me
    shrinking wold help the Alieness..with her crayons project..even though i doubt it she saw any problem(as it shouldn't be a problem..and i like)
  • Aris Jansons 4y

    A very worthy acquisition.
  • Photo--Graphy 4y

    O_O, lovely !
  • Steve Jurvetson 4y

    Oh, and Neil also had this brochure for the globe which was printed in 1969...

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    “The origin of the maria is not yet known, although a number of theories have been advanced to explain them. It is likely that only detailed exploration of the lunar surface will provide the answer to the question of the origin of these, the largest features on the moon’s surface.”
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  • Steve Jurvetson 2y

    and a tribute of Armstrong memories for his birthday...
    Happy Birthday Neil Armstrong
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