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    This strap was used out on the moon's surface for more than nine hours!

    Apollo 14 Lunar Module Flown and Surface-Used Beta Cloth Covered Strap from Portable Life Support System from the collection of astronaut Edgar D. Mitchell, 16" x 3", with metal clasp attached. Lunar Module Pilot Edgar D. Mitchell used this strap on the lunar surface during Extra Vehicular Activities while exploring the Fra Mauro Highlands on February 5-6, 1971. Mitchell has added the following notation to the strap in black Sharpie: "This lower right backpack strap helped support my 'PLSS' during both of my moonwalks: Feb 5-6, 1971 / Edgar Mitchell / Apollo 14 LMP".

    It must be mentioned that pieces of equipment actually used out on the surface of the moon are incredibly rare and supremely desirable. This strap literally helped keep Mitchell alive by holding up his life support system during the two lunar EVAs totaling more than nine hours. While on the moon, Mitchell and fellow moonwalker Alan Shepard, deployed numerous scientific experiments and collected nearly 100 pounds of moon rocks. This is, of course, the mission where Shepard hit the two golf balls on the lunar surface.

    An item worthy of the finest collections; this strap comes complete with both handwritten and typed signed Letters of Certification from Dr. Edgar D. Mitchell. From the personal collection of Dr. Edgar D. Mitchell.


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