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    Apollo 16 Insurance Cover Signed by John Young, Charles Duke, and Ken Mattingly. Marked, above the stamp and April 16, 1972 postmark, "Insurance Cover". These covers were signed by the crew of Apollo 16 and left with the team leader to be postmarked after liftoff. Life insurance for the astronauts, that would cover a trip to and from the Moon, was prohibitively expensive, so the idea of an "insurance cover" was born. In the event of a disaster that claimed the life of the crew, the covers would take the place of insurance for their families. The cover is 6.5" x 3.75". From the collection of Charles M. Duke, Jr., who has included a signed Letter of Certification verifying its provenance.

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    March, 2008
    25th Tuesday
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