Exceptional signed uncirculated "short snorter", 1969 series C, One Dollar Bill, in ball point pen, by the Russian and American crews of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, includes: Thomas P. Stafford, Vance D. Brand, Donald "Deke" Slayton, Alexei Leonov, and Valeri Kubasov. In a simple gold frame with green matte. This item should not be confused with similar items signed in black felt-tip that were accomplished later-in-life to meet demands of the collectors' market. Our example comes directly from the collections of Dr. Forostenko and was signed a the time of the Mission.
From the personal collection of Anatole Forostenko (1939- ), US Government translator and negotiator assigned to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Johnson Space Center for the Apollo-Soyuz test project. In this capacity, Forostenko was responsible for teaching Russian to the Apollo, as well as serving as a liaison officer in an attempt to bridge the gap caused by the cultural differences existing between the two crews. Needless to say, he spent hundreds of hours interacting with the Russian and American crews, developing camaraderie before, during, and after the mission, that would culminate in life-long friendships with all.
Condition: Very Good