Duct tape that travelled to the moon!Apollo 16 Flown Roll of Gray Tape Directly from the Personal Collection of Mission Commander John Young, Certified and Signed. One of the more fascinating space-flown items we've seen. A 1" wide x 2.5" diameter roll of gray cloth adhesive tape on a 1.25" plastic spool. This is what most would generally call duct tape, a product ever-present in modern society that was actually invented during World War II to seal ammunition cases. Very fine condition with a bit of waviness around the edges.
A quite handy product, duct tape was used aboard Apollo 13 to help allow use of command module CO2 scrubbers in the lunar module, thus saving the lives of the three astronauts aboard. Another important instance of duct tape use in the space program was during the Apollo 17 mission where it was used to repair a damaged fender on the Lunar Roving Vehicle.
Young has certified this item around the outside: "Flown Apollo 16/ John Young".
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