Lot 5092: Charlie Duke’s Apollo 16 Flown Beta Cloth

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2015-06-29 15:08:48

Lot 5092: Flown 9 x 8.5 swatch of Beta cloth bearing a 3.5? diameter Apollo 16 mission emblem in the center, signed and flight-certified in black ink, "This Beta cloth carried to the moon aboard the Apollo 16 Lunar Module 'Orion.' April 20, 1972, Charlie Duke, Apollo 16 LMP." In fine condition. Accompanied by a signed letter of provenance from Duke, "This Beta Cloth Patch embossed with the Apollo 16 emblem…was carried among my personal possessions to the Moon on the Apollo 16 flight from April 16 to 27, 1972. This patch was in my personal preference kit…on board the Lunar Module Orion and was carried to the surface of the Moon on April 20, 1972." Also accompanied by two pairs of photos taken at the time of signing. A supremely well-documented lunar surface artifact from man's sixth moon landing mission. RR Auction's The Nasa Collection of Leon Ford Auction 455 Thursday, 25th June 2015 Estimate: $4000 - 6000
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