[SPACE RACE] [APOLLO 11]. 10 x 13 color photograph of American astronauts on the Moon, next to the LM and the American flag. Matted and framed.
AN IRONIC PRESENTATION, ARMSTRONG AND ALDRIN TO THE HEAD OF THE SOVIET SPACE PROGRAM.
NASA, ever aware of the Russian firsts in the space race (first satellite, first manned flight) gave this photograph "on behalf of the American people" to the Head of the Soviet Space Program Colonel General Nicolai Kamanin. The gift was presented personally by Neil Armstrong on the occasion of Armstrong's first official visit to the USSR in 1970.
INSCRIBED on the matte "To Colonel General N. P. Kamanin With the Sincere Best Wishes of Apollo 11, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin"