Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Pins
$14.99 – $74.99
Celebrate the upcoming 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing with this high quality commemorative lapel pin featuring actual dust from the moon. The perfect gift for any space, science, or history enthusiast!
- Style: Soft enamel lapel pin
- Size: 1.5″ x 1.25″ (38 mm x 35 mm)
- Material: Die struck solid brass, Nickel plating in Gold or Silver
- Enamel: 8 pantone colors, hand painted
- Back side: Die struck texture with deluxe brass clutch
- Weight: approximately 0.5 oz.
On September 12, 1962 United States President John F. Kennedy delivered a speech that planted the seeds for the Apollo spaceflight program.
“We choose to go to the Moon! We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard; because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one we intend to win…”
July 20, 1969
Less than a decade after President Kennedy’s speech, the entire world watched as Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin became the first humans ever to walk on the moon.
Moon Dust Upgrade
Lunar meteorite is considered to be one of the rarest materials in the entire world, far more rare than gold, platinum, or even diamond. With the addition of lunar meteorite dust (moon dust!), your pin is guaranteed to be one of the most unique and special items you will ever own. Upgraded pins have lunar surfaces that are handcrafted to be more realistic, and include a pinch of Lunar Meteorite Northwest Africa (NWA) 5000 dust.
NWA 5000 was discovered in Southern Morocco in 2007 and is, to date, the most impressive lunar specimen in existence. This ultra-fine “moon dust” was produced as the main mass of the meteorite was sliced using a special sterilized diamond blade saw, preventing the introduction of any terrestrial contaminants. It is in fact so pure that this exact dust is used by Washington University in St. Louis as their laboratory calibration sample.
We’ve acquired our supply directly from NWA 5000’s original owner and it is of course guaranteed 100% authentic. Each upgraded pin comes in a small presentation box and includes a beautiful matching stainless steel certificate of authenticity, similar to the one offered with our meteorite pens.
|Dimensions||6.5 x 2.5 x 1.5 in|
Standard, Moon Dust Upgrade