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    Apollo 14 Flown State Flag of Pennsylvania Directly from the Personal Collection of Mission Lunar Module Pilot Edgar Mitchell, Signed and Certified. A 6" x 4" cloth Pennsylvania flag, carried to the moon in 1971 on Apollo 14 along with crewmembers Shepard, Mitchell, and Roosa. Dr. Mitchell has certified this flag on the verso in silver ink: "Carried to the Moon on Apollo 14/ Edgar Mitchell". This is the first flown flag from Pennsylvania that Heritage has ever offered. Excellent condition.

    Included with this lot is a letter of authenticity signed "Edgar Mitchell" on his personal letterhead stating: "This letter is to certify that the accompanying 'State of Pennsylvania' Flag (4" x 6"), 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 flag has been in my personal collection of Apollo memorabilia since that time. Enjoy it in remembrance of that historic period."


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2010
    17th Wednesday
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