I did receive an RA number from George at AP. They are only a couple hours drive from my home, so I took some time off work to run it over to them. Everyone there was extremely friendly and helpful. Got to meet Marjorie, Karen, George and Daleen - hope I'm spelling that right.
I was told it would take a few months, depending on Roland's schedule. I decided to have them leave the lens uncoated, to reduce risk.
The serial number of the lens is 61264, so according to the above post, it appears I may have the NASA glass. The lens wasn't signed, but the tube was signed by both Roland and Marjorie, back in the late 1980's, when I guess this was purchased.
I asked Marjorie about the signatures and she said that was very unusual for them to sign a product.
Can't wait to get it back and put to good use again.