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    Apollo 17 Kapton Foil Paperweight. Kapton foil is a thin Mylar material used to protect astronauts and their equipment in outer space. It lines the outer walls of the command module and plays a critical role in reflecting the sun's heat away from the spacecraft as it re-enters Earth's atmosphere. Due to its fragile nature, most of the foil usually burns off the ship on reentry, but small pieces often survive. These two pieces of Kapton Foil, measuring approximately one half-inch square, flew to the Moon affixed to the command module of Apollo 17, the sixth and final lunar landing mission of the Apollo program. The foil pieces are encased in a Lucite paperweight (2.5" diameter, 2.25" tall) which bears the Apollo 17 emblem at its base. In very fine condition.


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    March, 2008
    25th-26th Tuesday-Wednesday
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