DescriptionApollo 17 Lunar Module Flown Beta Cloth Transfer Bag used to transfer items back and forth between the Command Module America and the Lunar Module Challenger. Approximately 8.5" x 10.5" with a 2" gusset and a top flap with snap closure. The official NASA part and serial numbers are on an identification tag sewn to the front: "SEB 32100025-301/ S/N 1042". "LM" has been written and circled on the front designating that it flew on the lunar module.
Beta cloth is a type of fireproof silica fiber cloth, similar to fiberglass, which has a melting point of 650° C. Dow-Corning developed it after the tragic Apollo 1 fire in which the astronauts' nylon suits melted and fused together. Complete with written authentication by mission Commander Gene Cernan. From the personal collection of Captain Gene Cernan accompanied by written authentication by Cernan.
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