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    Apollo 11 Flown Kapton Foil in Lucite. A 1" square piece of Mylar sealed in a 2.25" diameter x 1" tall Lucite cylinder with "APOLLO II/ 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 most memorable mission in NASA's history. Near excellent condition. From the personal collection of Gemini Program Office special assistant and longtime NASA employee, Paul M. Sturtevant.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2013
    1st Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 15
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