DescriptionApollo 14 Flown Beta Cloth Mission Insignia Directly from the Personal Collection of Mission Lunar Module Pilot Edgar Mitchell, Signed and Certified, with Signed LOA. This 8.5" x 9" mission emblem was flown aboard the Apollo 14 Command Module Kitty Hawk during its nine-day trip to the moon and back. Made of fire resistant Beta cloth, developed by Dow-Corning, the 4" x 3.5" insignia depicts a NASA Astronaut Pin flying to the moon. Dr. Mitchell has signed just above the image: "Flown to the moon aboard/ Kittyhawk on Apollo 14" and "Edgar Mitchell/ LMP" below right. Excellent condition.
Included with this lot is a letter of authenticity signed "Edgar Mitchell" on his personal letterhead, stating (in part): "This letter is to certify that the accompanying Apollo 14 Beta Cloth crew patch was carried into lunar orbit aboard the spacecraft Kittyhawk in my personal preference kit (PPK) during the Apollo 14 mission to the moon and has been in my collection since that flight. Apollo 14 was assigned the objective of landing in the Fra Mauro Highlands of the moon and to begin the scientific exploration of the lunar surface..."
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