This flight coverall was worn by Buzz Aldrin during training for the Apollo 11 and Gemini 12 missions.
The coverall was manufactured by L.W. Foster Sportswear Co Inc, the makers of U.S. Military flight jackets.
It was supplied to NASA on 3 May 1961, two days before Alan Shepard's Freedom 7 Mercury capsule flight.
Aldrin was selected as part of the third group of NASA astronauts in October 1963.
According to different NASA accounts, Aldrin had originally been proposed as the first to step onto the Moon's surface, but due to the physical positioning of the astronauts inside the compact Lunar Landing Module, it was easier for the commander, Neil Armstrong, to be the first to exit the spacecraft.
Nevertheless Aldrin held the record for the most extra-vehicular activity (EVA) time until it was surpassed on Apollo 14.
Aldrin has signed the coverall to the left-hand chest:
"Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11, July 20th 1969"
As an official NASA coverall used in Apollo 11 training, and signed by Buzz Aldrin, this represents a supreme piece of Apollo 11 memorabilia.
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