DescriptionApollo 15 Flown Engraved Spoon Directly from the Personal Collection of Mission Command Module Pilot Al Worden, with Signed LOA. This 6.75" long Community Stainless tablespoon is engraved on the handle: "ALFRED M. WORDEN/ APOLLO 15 C M P" to the right of an engraved NASA logo. There is some glue residue where a piece of Velcro once was. Eating in space made a giant leap forward during the Apollo era as they had the luxury of both cold and hot water. The invention of a device called the "spoon-bowl" allowed a more normal eating experience of rehydrated food; a plastic zipper was opened and the food was removed with a spoon. The moisture content in the food allowed it to cling to the spoon. Apollo astronauts were thus the first to use eating utensils such as this spoon in flight. A very important item for Worden, likely used every day during the twelve day flight to the moon and back. Seldom offered. Excellent condition.
Included with this lot is a signed letter of authenticity on his letterhead, stating (in part): "I certify that the Community stainless steel spoon containing the NASA logo, Alfred M. Worden and Apollo 15 CMP inscribed on the surface was flown as part of my personal equipment on Apollo 15. It is from my personal collection and has been in my possession since the flight in July 1971."
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