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    Apollo 11 Command Module Flown Kapton Foil in Lucite. A 1" square piece of Mylar sealed in a 2.5" diameter x 1" tall Lucite cylinder with "APOLLO XI MYLAR/ COMMAND MODULE/ THERMAL COATING" engraved on the bottom. Kapton foil is a thin Mylar material used to line the outer walls of the command module and plays a critical role in reflecting the sun's intense heat away from the spacecraft as it re-enters Earth's atmosphere. Due to its fragile nature, most of the foil usually burns off the ship on reentry, but small pieces often survive. A great memento from the greatest mission in NASA's history. Excellent condition.

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    April, 2009
    1st Wednesday
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