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    The first space-flown state flag of Maine Heritage has offered.

    Apollo 14 Flown Maine State Flag Directly from the Personal Collection of Mission Lunar Module Pilot Edgar Mitchell, Signed, with Signed LOA. This 6" x 4" Maine flag flew to the moon aboard Apollo 14 with crewmembers Alan Shepard, Stuart Roosa, and Edgar Mitchell, January 31-February 9, 1971. The flag design consists of the state coat of arms with the slogan "Dirigo" (I Lead) against a blue background. Dr. Mitchell has signed this flag in the lower right corner: "Edgar Mitchell/ Apollo 14/ LMP". This is the first space-flown Maine flag Heritage has offered. Excellent condition.

    Included with this lot is a signed letter of authenticity on his personal letterhead, stating (in part): "This document certifies that the accompanying miniature (4 x 6 inches) Maine Flag signed 'Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 Lunar Module Pilot' was carried in my personal preference kit (PPK) during the Apollo 14 mission aboard Kittyhawk."


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    November, 2012
    2nd Friday
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