Apollo Capsule Signed by Buzz Aldrin Spacecraft Model handcrafted in 1:25 scale. This exceptional model is signed by Apollo 11 Lunar Module pilot Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second human to set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969. *In Stock – Ships in 2 Business Days*
Aldrin was selected as part of the third group of NASA astronauts in October 1963. Test pilot experience was no longer a requirement, so this was the first selection that he was eligible for. After the deaths of the original Gemini 9 prime crew, Elliot See and Charles Bassett, Aldrin was promoted with Jim Lovell to back-up crew for the mission. The main objective of the revised mission (Gemini 9A) was to rendezvous and dock with a target vehicle, but when this failed, Aldrin improvised an effective exercise for the craft to rendezvous with a coordinate in space. He was confirmed as pilot on Gemini 12, the last Gemini mission and the last chance to prove methods for EVA. Aldrin set a record for extra-vehicular activity and proved that astronauts could work outside spacecraft.