DescriptionApollo 15 Flown National Flag of Malta Directly from the Personal Collection of Mission Command Module Pilot Al Worden, Signed and Certified, with Signed LOA. A 6.25" x 3.75" cloth Maltese flag that was carried aboard Apollo 15 on its mission to the moon with crewmembers Dave Scott, Al Worden, and Jim Irwin. This flag's design, a red and white vertical bicolor with a silver George cross in the upper fly, was adopted in 1964. Worden has signed on the bottom edge: "Flown to the Moon on Apollo 15 Al Worden CMP". This is the first space-flown Maltese flag Heritage has had the privilege to offer. Excellent condition.
Included with this lot is a letter of authenticity signed "Al Worden" on his letterhead, stating (in part): "I hereby certify that this flag from Malta included with this letter 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."
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