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    Apollo 16: Charlie Duke's (Possibly Flown) Pilot's Preference Kit (PPK). A Beta cloth bag, 5.75" x 8.75" with a 2" gusset and a metal grommet in a hole at top center with original drawstring present. A sewn-on tag has the printed information: "KIT, PILOT'S PREFERENCE/ P/N SEB 12100018-202/ S/N 1144/ MFG. NASA MSC 4-70". There is also a small 1.75" x 0.375" duct tape tag with "Charlie Duke" handwritten in ink. These personal preference kits allowed Apollo crewmembers to carry small, lightweight personal items onto the spacecraft. Based on the range of serial numbers for this mission and the similarity of handwritten tags to known flown examples, we feel that this kit was probably on board Apollo 16 during its lunar mission from April 16-27, 1972. No provenance available. Even if not flown, training-used PPKs are quite desirable. Light wear, very fine.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2017
    19th Friday
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