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    Gene Cernan's Apollo 17 Lunar Module Flown Scissors with Lanyard and Snap. Measuring 8" in length, this stainless steel cutting tool, manufactured by Weck U.S.A., was used by Cernan in both the Command Module America and Lunar Module Challenger. These scissors were used for various purposes including the (very important) opening of food pouches. Of the three pairs of scissors carried aboard Apollo 17, this set was the only pair taken to the lunar surface. The part number and serial number is found near the hinge, part number "P/N SDB42100059-202" and serial number "S/N 1035". The original lanyard and snap are still present with a part number of "SDB42100118-702" and a serial number of "SN 1073". It is still in good working order- sharp with good spring tension. An important item used on mankind's last trip to the moon. Please note that an identical pair used by Dr. Buzz Aldrin on Apollo 11 (without the lanyard and snap) sold for $31,070 in our Sale 669 (Lot 25366). From the personal collection of Captain Gene Cernan accompanied by written authentication by Cernan.

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    March, 2008
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