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NASA’s Apollo astronaut insurance policy

How do you insure someone who is uninsurable?  If you were an Apollo astronaut the solution was to create a collectable prior to you mission.  It became customary for astronauts to sign these Insurance Covers, which were held by NASA. In the case of a catastrophe, these would have been presumably auctioned off and the proceeds have gone to the families.  I’m certain it wasn’t something NASA was eager to talk about at all back in the day.

Buzz Aldrin's Apollo 11 Insurance Cover, postmarked July 20th 1969 and signed by Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin

See more of these Insurance Covers here.

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