Flown to the surface of the moon on Apollo 14.Apollo 14 Lunar Module Flown ALSEP Emblem in Display Directly from the Personal Collection of Mission Lunar Module Pilot Edgar Mitchell, Signed. A 2.625" square x 2.75" tall clear acrylic display containing a small (approximately 0.875" x 0.75") metal emblem of an astronaut in a spacesuit carrying an experimental package, with the text: "APOLLO XIV/ ALSEP/ February 5, 1971". On the bottom is printed the following explanatory text between the NASA and Bendix logos: "This Emblem Of The Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package Being Carried To Its Deployment Site on Fram Mauro Was Taken To The Surface Of The Moon And Returned To Earth On The Apollo XIV Spacecraft By Astronauts Shepard, Roosa, And Mitchell. February 5, 1971" Dr. Mitchell has signed on the left side: "Edgar Mitchell/ Apollo 14/ LMP". Pristine condition, in its original box.
The Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package (ALSEP), built and tested by Bendix Aerospace, was a set of scientific instruments deployed by the astronauts at the landing site of each of the five Apollo moonlanding missions following Apollo 11. These instruments were designed to run experiments after the astronauts left to make long term studies of the lunar environment. Bendix designed a number of small silver emblems, depicting an astronaut carrying the ALSEP, to be carried into space and returned for use as mementos.
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