DescriptionApollo 14 Flown Beta Cloth Mission Insignia Patch Signed by and from the Personal Collection of Mission Lunar Module Pilot Edgar Mitchell, Certified and Signed. This 9" x 9" mission emblem was flown aboard the Apollo 14 Command Module Kitty Hawk 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. Excellent condition.
Dr. Mitchell has certified this patch vertically to the right of the insignia: "This mission patch was Flown to the/ Moon on Apollo 14"; and to the left: "Edgar Mitchell/ Apollo 14/ 34 lunar orbits/ 67 hours ".
Included in this lot is a signed Letter of Certification from Dr. Mitchell on his personal letterhead stating (in part): "This letter certifies that the accompanying beta cloth mission patch inscribed... was carried in my personal preference kit (PPK) on Apollo 14 from January 31, 1971 to February 9, 1971 during the Apollo 14 mission..."
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