DescriptionApollo 14 Flown State Flag of Texas Directly from the Personal Collection of Mission Lunar Module Pilot Edgar Mitchell, Signed and Certified. A 5.75" x 4.25" cloth Texas flag that was carried aboard Apollo 14 on its mission to the moon, January 31-February 9, 1971. This flag stayed in the orbiting Command Module Kitty Hawk with Stuart Roosa while Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell took the Lunar Module Antares to the lunar surface. Dr. Mitchell has certified this flag on the red stripe: "Flown to the moon on Apollo 14/ Edgar Mitchell ". Texas, of course, is the home of the Johnson Space Center, NASA's center for manned spaceflight activities. Excellent condition with one tiny crease at upper right.
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 Texas' 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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