Medal, Robbins, Commemorative, Apollo 7
- Robbins Co.
- This sterling silver medallion minted by the Robbins company of Attleboro, Massachusetts commemorates the Apollo 7 mission and has the mission patch on its front. Apollo 7 was launched on October 11, 1968, and returned after almost eleven days in Earth orbit. It was the first human spaceflight in the Apollo program and had as its primary purpose the testing of various Apollo spacecraft components. Walter Schirra, Donn Eisele, and Walter Cunningham were the astronauts.
- Robbins medallions were only available for purchase through the NASA astronaut office. 255 of 300 eventual Apollo 7 Robbins medallions were carried into space on the Apollo 7 mission. This medal belonged to NASA astronaut and National Air and Space Museum director Michael Collins, who gave the medallion to the Museum for display in the "Apollo to the Moon" gallery when the National Mall Building opened in 1976. It became a permanent part of the National Collection in 1985.
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- Gift of Michael Collins
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- Sterling Silver
- 3-D: 3.2 × 2.4 × 0.2cm (1 1/4 × 15/16 × 1/16 in.)
- Storage: 7.6 × 7.6 × 2.5cm (3 × 3 × 1 in.)
- Country of Origin
- United States of America
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