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    This bag carried mission insignia to the moon on Apollo 14.

    Apollo 14 Flown White Room Wrapping for Beta Cloth Mission Insignia Originally from the Personal Collection of Mission Lunar Module Pilot Edgar Mitchell, Signed and Certified, with Signed LOA. A 10.25" x 10.5" heavy plastic bag, opened at one end and empty. There is a NASA-MSC "Cleaned for Service" sticker at upper right with an inspection stamp and handwritten date of "12/8/70"; this signifies that the package was inspected, cleaned, and cleared for loading onto the Apollo 14 command module before the mission. Mitchell has signed on the front: "This white room wrapping/ carried a portion of the/ limited edition Betas/ entitled 'Earth our Cradle'/ to Lunar Orbit aboard/ Kittyhawk----/ Edgar Mitchell/ Apollo 14 LMP". One of these "Earth Our Cradle" limited edition mission emblems is included in this auction. Very fine condition with a pinkish coloration to the bag. From the Steven R. Belasco Collection of Space Memorabilia.

    Included with this lot is a signed, illustrated Letter of Authenticity showing Dr. Mitchell holding this white room bag stating, in part: "This is to Certify that the accompanying original NASA 'Apollo 14 White Room Bag' housed a portion of the Apollo 14 Mission Emblems that were flown to the Moon, and then later used in my limited edition entitled 'Earth Our Cradle...'"


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    April, 2013
    18th Thursday
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