Apollo 14 Flown Limited Edition, #2/50 "Earth Our Cradle.....
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Limited edition mission insignia flown to the moon on Apollo 14
Apollo 14 Flown Limited Edition, #2/50 "Earth Our Cradle..."
Beta Cloth Mission Insignia Originally from the Personal Collection
of Mission Lunar Module Pilot Edgar Mitchell, Signed and Certified,
with Signed LOA, in Framed Display. Silk-screened onto this
limited edition 9" x 8.75" mission insignia is the following
statement from Mitchell: "This Apollo 14 Mission Emblem, printed on
fireproof 'Beta Cloth' and originating from my personal space
collection, flew to the Moon aboard Apollo 14 Command Module 'Kitty
Hawk'. Launched on January 29, 1971 at 4:03 PM, it was then
accelerated into deep space at 25,000 miles per hour. Three days
later, this emblem arrived at the Moon, which it then orbited 34
times over three days. On February 9th, it returned to Earth and
splashed-down in the Pacific." He has signed "Edgar Mitchell -
moonwalker" beneath. To the left of the insignia is his red
"Lunar Receiving Laboratory" stamp which he has initialed, and to
the right has written "2/50" signifying the limited edition.
Above is a quote from his book The Way of the Explorer that
includes the statement: "I slowly realize that this is Earth our
cradle, not our home or our ultimate destiny..." Beautifully matted
and framed to an overall 25" x 18" with a signed, illustrated
Letter of Authenticity picturing Dr. Mitchell with these limited
edition "Earth Our Cradle" emblems and explaining their history in
detail. The first of these Heritage has offered since 2013.
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