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    U.S. Flag Carried to the Moon on Apollo 12! Affixed to a 12" x 14" wooden shield plaque is a 5.75" x 4" U.S. flag and the Apollo 12 patch, covered in clear plastic. The 6" x 3" metallic plaque affixed certifies that "This Flag was carried to the moon aboard/ Apollo 12 November 14, 1969/ and presented to/ Joe D. Garino Jr./ By/ Astronauts/ Charles Conrad USN/ Richard Gordon USN Alan Bean USN." Apollo 12, with this flag aboard, was the second manned lunar landing mission. Landing in the Ocean of Storms, astronauts Conrad and Bean retrieved parts of the unmanned Surveyor 3, which had landed on the moon in 1967 and collected 75 pounds of moon rocks. Accompanied by a one page, 8" x 10.5", Typed Letter Signed "Richard Gordon," Apollo 12 Command Module pilot, presenting "This flag...carried to the moon aboard Apollo XII" to Joe Garino. From the collection of renowned former physical trainer of the astronauts Joe Garino. This lot is accompanied by a signed certificate of authentication from Garino verifying its provenance.

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    September, 2007
    20th Thursday
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