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The ONLY Medallion that's
TWO Generations of Space Exploration
Ares I-X First Launch
Commemorative Medallion*** Limited Edition ***Historic Opportunity to own the
Ares “First Launch” Commemorative Medallion
made with Apollo 11 Flown MetalPrice is for a single medallion PLUS a Launch Cover!
The Ares Rocket Coin website has sold out of the Ares Rocket Coins. The coins available in this sale were reserved, but unclaimed... so these are the last coins we will have for sale -- act quickly because there are only a few left!This stunning historical medallion commemorates theflight of America's first new man-rated launch vehicle in almost 30 years – the Ares I. This rocket's first flight was on October 28, 2009 from Kennedy Space Center’s Space Launch Complex 39, from which the Saturn V moon rockets were also launched.As a tribute to the Space Race that first placed U.S. astronauts on the Moon in 1969, this commemorative coin contains metal from the original Apollo 11 spacecrafts EAGLE and COLUMBIA, and serves an important reminder that the Ares Rocket and its Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle have their roots in the Apollo program of the 1960's.This medallion also contains metal from the original Saturn V launch pad, which is especially appropriate because that is the very launch complex which the Ares rocket now calls its own.This limited-edition collectable medallion proudly displays an impressive image of the Ares I-X rocket at launchabove a blueAtlanticocean background, and is emblazoned with the words, “Ares I-X Rocket - First Launch.” It also reads, “Return to the Moon,” and has the date and location of the first launch: “Oct 28, 2009, Kennedy Space Center, Pad 39B.” The medallion is 1.5 inches in diameter.The back of the coin reads:FIRST LAUNCHAres I-X Commemorating the first Ares I-X launch,
America’s first small step to
returning to the Moon and beyond.This coin contains FLOWN METAL
from the Apollo 11 spacecrafts
COLUMBIA and EAGLE,
and also contains metal from
the original SATURN V pad,
from which Ares was launched.
Items flown in space are typically unavailable and always extremely expensive, especially items flown to the surface of the Moon. RIGHT NOW you can own real space-race flown metal at an incredible value. As an added bonus, each of the coins sold in this ad will also receive a FREE Ares I-X Launch Cover - Hand Canceled at Kennedy Space Center on the day of launch. Each coin comes with its own FREE protective acrylic holder.
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions):Q: Were these coins actually flown in space?A: The coins themselves were not flown in space, but the flown contents come from small amounts of metal taken from the Apollo 11 spacecrafts EAGLE (Lunar Module) and COLUMBIA (Command Module), which were carefully and thoroughly mixed-in with the bulk of the stock coin metal. Each coin contains minute amounts of metal actually flown to the surface of the Moon. To complete this commemorative, metal from the old Saturn V launch pad was also added to the mix, making for a very unique historical medallion.Q: Is there a distributor in my [non-U.S.] country where I can purchase these medallions?A: No. Currently we are the exclusive brokers.Q: Do you ship outside the United States, and if so, how much will I be charged?A: We welcome international orders! Please contact us for shipping and handling charges.
Q: How long will you be honoring the current pricing?A: Due to the limited number of these medallions we can only guarantee this price for the sales currently on right now. After that we will not guarantee that this price will still be honored. Once these limited-production coins are sold out, it may be difficult to procure these “First Launch” coins at any price.Q: Did this flight of the Ares rocket actually take people to the moon?A: No. This first Ares I-X launch was an unmanned sub-orbital test-flight, but it represents “one small step” towards our national goal of returning to the Moon, and beyond.
Medallion FRONT - Ares I_X flying over Atlantic!
Medallion BACK - Description of Apollo 11 FLOWN contentsTeams' first view of Ares I-X
Ares I-X First Launch CoverClear and bold Kennedy Space Center cancel
Covers being hand-canceled at KSCAres I-X Rocket Coins
Close-Up of Coin in Acrylic Holder