DescriptionApollo 14 Command Module Flown Beta Cloth Mission Insignia Signed by and from the Personal Collection of Mission Lunar Module Pilot Edgar Mitchell. This 9" x 8" mission emblem was flown aboard the Apollo 14 command module during its nine-day trip to the moon and back. Made of fire resistant Beta cloth which was developed by Dow-Corning as a reaction to the tragic Apollo 1 fire where the astronauts' nylon spacesuits melted and fused together. Mitchell has written above the insignia, "This Mission Patch was Flown/ to the Moon on Apollo 14", and below, "34 Lunar Orbits/ 67 Hours Edgar Mitchell Apollo 14". Excellent condition.
Included in this lot is a signed Letter of Authenticity from Dr. Mitchell on his personal letterhead stating that, "...[this] Apollo 14 Beta Cloth Crew Patch (9" square), was carried into lunar orbit aboard the Command Module Kittyhawk on the Apollo 14 mission to the Fra Mauro Highlands January 31 to February 9, 1971. It was in lunar orbit for 67 hours. This crew patch has been in my personal collection of Apollo memorabilia since that time. Enjoy it in remembrance of that historic period."
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