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This sterling silver Apollo 10 Robbins Medallion was FLOWN to the moon on that mission and comes from the personal collection of it's original owner, Colonel Frank Brandstetter. It is #172/300. This Robbins Medallion was presented to Colonel Brandstetter by the Apollo 10 flight crew and from that time until being presented to me, was maintained in his personal collection of space memorabilia. This medallion was proudly displayed for many years in Brandstetter's Space Museum at Casa de la Tranquilidad, Mexico.

Following his retirement, President Lyndon Johnson, while visiting Brandy's Acapulco home, toured his amazing space museum and was quoted as saying (laughingly), "Damn you, Colonel, you've got more of this stuff than I do, and I'm the one who signed the appropriation bills for the space program!". He asked that a photo be taken to commemorate his visit and it is included above. This anecdote, along with a more detailed accounting of Brandstetter's space program connection is covered in his biography.

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