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    Apollo 15 Flown Largest-Size American Flag Directly from the Personal Collection of Mission Command Module Pilot Al Worden, Signed and Certified, with Signed LOA. A rare and desirable large 17.25" x 11.75" cloth U.S. flag that flew to the moon on Apollo 15 with crewmembers Scott, Al Worden, and Jim Irwin. Worden has signed in the lower right corner on the white stripe: "Flown to the Moon on Apollo 15 Al Worden CMP". An impressive display item, suitable for the finest of collections. Excellent condition, stored folded.

    Included with this lot is a letter of authenticity signed "Al Worden" on his letterhead, stating (in full): "I hereby certify that the United States flag (12x18) included with this letter and marked with my signature and flight number went to the moon aboard Apollo 15 in the spacecraft 'ENDEAVOUR'. It remained in the command module during the lunar orbit phase of the flight. It has been in my personal possession since then. Apollo 15 was the fourth manned lunar landing mission, carrying for the first time a lunar rover and a Scientific Instrument Bay in the Service Module. The flight was launched on July 26 and splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on August 7, 1971, logging flight time of 295.2 hours and a distance of over 1.4 million miles. Dave Scott and Jim Irwin explored the region of Hadley Rille for three days while I conducted scientific experiments in orbit. On the return to Earth I performed a 38 minute Extra Vehicular Activity (Spacewalk) to recover film that had been exposed during the flight. Apollo 15 has been declared the most scientific flight in the Apollo series."


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    June, 2011
    3rd Friday
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