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    Apollo 11 Flown Large Piece of Kapton Foil Directly from the Personal Collection of Mission Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin. This is a large, odd-shaped section, measuring approximately 3" x 2.5" overall, of the delicate Kapton foil from the Apollo 11 Command Module Columbia. This foil played the critical role of reflecting the sun's intense heat away from the Apollo 11 command module as it re-entered earth's atmosphere. Due to its fragile nature most of it burned off the ship but small pieces survived and were salvaged. This actually flew to the moon and back as a part of the legendary Apollo 11 spacecraft. A great memento from one of mankind's "Giant Leaps." Often sold in tiny fragments, scarce in this size. Very fine condition.

    Included with this lot is a signed letter of authenticity from Dr. Aldrin.




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    April, 2010
    21st Wednesday
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