Beautifully engraved certificate from the Astrotech International Corporation This historic document was printed by the American Banknote Company and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of the company logo above the title. This item has the printed signatures of the Company's Chairman of the Board, Willard F. Rockwell Jr. and Vice president and Treasurer, and is over 23 years old.
Willard F. Rockwell Jr. was founder and former chairman of Rockwell International Corp., and was also founder and former chairman of Astrotech International Corp., Pittsburgh. Astrotech International Corporation promoted the commercial use of space exploration. Rockwell was best known for Apollo and Shuttle Projects and the work of his company in the United States Space Program, which put U.S. astronauts on the moon in 1969, and also the invention of the Space Shuttle Project.