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Apollo 12 Playboy-Bunny from the Moon for Sale

Bei R+R Auctions kann man ein ziemlich tolles Playboy-Kalenderblatt ersteigern, nämlich das mit Playmate Miss August 1967, DeDe Lind, die in gedruckter Form mit Apollo 12 auf dem Mond war – zunächst ohne Wissen der Crew.

Vintage color calendar photo of Playboy Playmate Miss August 1967, DeDe Lind, which was stowed away in the Apollo 12 command module Yankee Clipper during its November 1969 voyage to the moon. Measuring approximately 4.5 x 6.5, the topless image is an original taken from one of the 1969 calendars published by Playboy and features the month and year of the Apollo 12 mission—November 1969. Prior to the mission, it was affixed to a cardboard cue card and, unbeknownst to the crew, secreted onboard their spacecraft. […]

The ‘flight of the Playboy bunnies’ has gone down in astronaut lore as one of the most iconic astronaut pranks. As fellow Apollo 12 astronauts Pete Conrad and Alan Bean explored the lunar surface—with small black-and-white photocopied Playboy images pasted into the wrist cuff checklists of their spacesuits—Gordon was left alone onboard the command module to circle the moon. It was there, in the silence and loneliness of lunar orbit, that he discovered his surprise stowaway crew ‘mate.’ This cue card was affixed via Velcro strips to the inside of one of his command module lockers. A uniquely risqué item from a successful risky space voyage—this flown artifact remains one of only two known original Playboy bunny color likenesses to have made it to the moon and back!

Das Ding kommt inklusive einem Autogramm von DeDe Lind, die die Story von ihrer Entdeckung durch den einsamen Richard im Orbit des Mondes so beschreibt: „Pete + Al left me with a great Dick in Lunar Orbit, Nov. 1969! Love DeDe Lind, Aug. Playmate ‘1969♥“… Vintage Playboy-Bunny from outer Space. Hach!

The unofficial fourth crew ‘mate’ of Apollo 12 (via Technabob)