Flown sterling silver Apollo 16 Robbins medal, approximately 1.5″ in diameter, with a raised design of the Apollo 16 mission insignia on the face and engraved on the reverse with the launch date of April 16, 1972, moon landing date of April 20, 1972, and return date of April 27, 1972. The medal is serial numbered “96” on the edge. Condition is mint state. Accompanied by a signed letter of provenance from the mission commander John Young, in full: “I hereby certify that Apollo 16 Robbins Medal, serial number 96, was flown to the moon with me aboard Apollo 16 April 16–27, 1972, and has been a part of my personal collection since the mission.” This is the second scarcest medallion in the Robbins Series, with just 98 that were flown. In the hierarchy of desirability, a flown Robbins Medallion from a member of the crew who flew it, is most desirable—especially one is such beautiful condition.
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Very scarce official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Young in his white space suit, signed in black felt tip, “John Young, Apollo 16, 9th man to walk on the moon!” In very fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.
Young’s flown Personal Preference Kit bag, 5.75 x 8.75, signed and flight-certified in black felt tip, “From my personal collection, Flown on Apollo 16, John Young.” PPK is constructed of Beta cloth, with a 2″ gusset and a metal grommet at top center with original drawstring. The original sewn-on tag specifies: “KIT, PILOT’S PREFERENCE/ P/N SEB 12100018-202/ S/N 1146/ MFG. NASA MSC 4-70.” There is also a small affixed gray duct tape tag with “John Young” handwritten in ink. In fine condition. Especially rare, PPKs allowed the Apollo astronauts to carry a limited number of personal items on each manned spacecraft flight—this is just the second PPK directly attributable to an astronaut that we have offered. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.