Neil Armstrong’s Moon

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    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.

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    1. !MimosaMicheMichelle! 74 months ago

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

    2. jurvetson 74 months ago

      i agree! Thanks!

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

      Neil Globe Detail

    3. PhOtOnQuAnTiQuE 74 months ago

      Here is your next one ; )

    4. Pieces of Eye 74 months ago

      How did you come across it?

    5. Happy Tinfoil Cat 74 months ago

      Now you can plan your vacation.

    6. TheAlieness GiselaGiardino²³ 74 months ago

      @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 =

    7. jitze 74 months ago

      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?

    8. janjohnsen 74 months ago

      just another 'knick knack' for the office...(not)

    9. .flightblog 74 months ago

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

    10. jurvetson 74 months ago

      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

    11. solerena 74 months ago

      Great artifact! SpaceXX ..oh, those French:)

    12. Pieces of Eye 74 months ago

      Haha. That took me a second.

    13. rwoodworkr 74 months ago

      So....the moon is really not a pure white disc floating across the night sky....

    14. Aris Jansons 74 months ago

      A very worthy acquisition.

    15. Photo--Graphy [deleted] 72 months ago

      O_O, lovely !

    16. jurvetson 69 months ago

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


      “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.”

    17. jurvetson 43 months ago

      and a tribute of Armstrong memories for his birthday...

      Happy Birthday Neil Armstrong

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