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    Two Small Pieces of Apollo 11 Flown Kapton Foil from Buzz Aldrin's Personal Collection. Kapton foil is a thin Mylar material used to protect astronauts and their equipment in outer space. It is used to line the outer walls of the command module and plays a critical role in reflecting the sun's intense 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 2 x 1.5" each, flew to the moon and back as a part of the legendary Apollo 11 mission. Accompanied by Aldrin's letter of authenticity. A great memento from the greatest mission in NASA's history! From the personal collection of Dr. Buzz Aldrin and accompanied by a signed Letter of Authenticity from him.


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    Auction Dates
    March, 2008
    25th-26th Tuesday-Wednesday
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