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    Apollo 16 Flown Texas State Flag Directly from the John W. Young Collection, with Letter of Certification. A 6" x 4.25" cloth flag of the Lone Star State that flew to the moon on the next-to-last Apollo mission with crewmembers John Young, Ken Mattingly, and Charlie Duke, April 16-27, 1972. This is only the third Apollo 16 flown Texas flag that Heritage has had the privilege to offer. NASA's Johnson Space Center, located in the Houston area, is where Captain Young worked until his retirement on December 31, 2004, after six space flights and forty-two years of distinguished service. Excellent.

    Included with this lot is a Letter of Certification signed by Young's widow, Susy Young. It reads, in full: "I hereby certify that the small size State of Texas flag accompanying this letter was flown to the Moon aboard the Apollo 16 mission April 16-27, 1972. It has been a part of the John W. Young collection since returning from the mission. The flag has a holographic tamper-proof label, #1745072, to ensure authenticity, that will display a residual honeycomb design without number if removed."


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2019
    9th-11th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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