"This cue card, which flew with me to the moon, has been in my sole possession and part of my personal space collection since my return from the moon in 1969 aboard America's second lunar landing mission, and it remains one of the all-time greatest Apollo era astronaut ‘Gotcha's!" Gordon describes in paperwork accompanying the calendar page for an upcoming auction.
DeDe's photo, plus other space memorabilia dating from the early US space program to the shuttle era, are part of a special space auction being held by RR Auctions. Bidding is set to begin on Jan. 13.
Also, a Roosevelt dime that Apollo 1 astronaut Gus Grissom (co-pilot of the Gemini 3 corned beef sandwich smuggler, John Young) carried as a good luck charm is in the line-up. The same coin was given to Guenter Wendt, first pad leader for NASA's manned space program, who sadly passed away last year.
Apollo 11 flags signed by Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins will also be offered.
When looking through all the items being auctioned off, it's hard not to be tempted to make a bid, the history each item carries is mind blowing. But $1000 as a minimum bid for Lind's famous moon-trekking picture, I think I'll be forced to keep my credit card in my wallet...