DescriptionApollo 8 Flown American Flag Directly from the Personal Collection of Mission Command Module Pilot James Lovell, Certified and Signed. This 5.75" x 4.25" silk U.S. flag was carried aboard Apollo 8, the first manned mission to the moon, with crewmembers Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders, December 21-27, 1968. Lovell has certified and signed it on a white stripe: "On board Apollo 8 Spacecraft James Lovell". This flight captured the attention of the world as it circled the moon on Christmas Eve, broadcasting back a breathtaking view of Earth. An important addition to any space collection. Excellent condition.
This lot includes a signed Letter of Certification from Lovell stating: "[This item] was flown on the first journey to the moon on December 21, 1968 on board the Apollo 8 Spacecraft."
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