Lot 9452: Deke Slayton’s Apollo 17 Flown Flag

RR Auction

RR Auction

2015-10-06 13:10:41

Lot 9452: Deke Slayton's flown American flag carried to the moon aboard the Apollo 17 mission, 5.5 x 4, affixed to a 13.75 x 10.75 presentation sheet signed at the bottom in black felt tip by Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Director Christopher C. Kraft, Jr. Presented to "Donald K. Slayton," the sheet bears an embossed official NASA gold seal, images of the Earth and Apollo spacecraft, and reads, "This flag was carried to the Moon aboard the spaceship America Apollo XVII, December 7-19, 1972." In fine condition, with a uniform block of toning to flag and a spot of soiling below. Double-cloth-matted and framed to an overall size of 22.5 x 19. As a presentation piece bestowed to Slayton—an original Mercury astronaut and the NASA director of flight crew operations for all twelve Apollo missions—this is a remarkable flown flag with significant connection to the man who personally hand-selected each legendary Apollo crew. RR Auction's Space and Aviation Auction 463 Thursday, 22nd October 2015 Estimate: $4500-5000
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