This secondary market copy of In Flight is in pristine condition and comes in its original publisher's portfolio, along with its Certificate of Authenticity.
Signatures of astronauts Alan Shepard and Edgar Dean
Signatures of astronauts Stuart Roosa and Alan Bean
Hand signed and numbered by the artist
From a 1992 sold out limited edition
Overall size: 24" x 24 3/4"
Image size: 19 1/2" x 12 1/2"
A Golfer's Dream!
As Apollo XIV astronauts Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell were winding up their second moonwalk, Al turned toward the television camera. “Houston,” he said, “you might recognize what I have in my right hand as the handle for the Contingency Return Sample. It just so happens to have a genuine six iron attached to the end. In my left hand, I have two little white pellets that are familiar to millions of Americans.” He then dropped one ball to the moon’s surface.
Al faced the ball and started a modified backswing. The Apollo space suit made smooth arm and hand motion impossible and Al just topped the ball. It rolled into a small crater a few yards away. Ed Mitchell observed, “Hey, you got more dirt than ball that time.”
As the whole world watched on television, Al dropped the second ball. “Well, here we go again,” he said and took his best swing. Dirt and dust flew, the ball disappeared and Al exclaimed, “Miles and miles and miles!”
Signed by the entire Apollo 14 crew along with artist/astronaut/moon walker, Alan Bean:
RADM Alan B. Shepard, USN (Ret.) - Apollo XIV Commander
CAPT Edgar Mitchell, USN (Ret.) - Apollo XIV Lunar Module Pilot
COL Stuart Roosa, USAF (Ret.) - Apollo XIV Comnmand Module Pilot
CAPT Alan Bean, USN (Ret.) - Apollo XII Astronaut and artist