Neil Armstrong Couldn't Afford Life Insurance, So He Used A Creative Way To Provide For His Family If He Died -- Business Insider
After all the danger, glory, and fame it's easy to forget that at the end of the day astronauts are federal employees subject to the same General Schedule (GS) pay scale as everyone from typists to CIA agents.
Unfortunately, a federal salary wasn't enough for Apollo 11 astronauts to purchase life insurance.
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My Comment: A small confession .... as a stamp collector, I would pay $5,000 for such a signed postcard.