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    Gene Cernan's Apollo 17 Lunar Module Flown Sunglasses and Beta Cloth Case. Manufactured by American Optical, 5½" size, 1-10 12K GF, with a NASA part number of "SEB12100033-201" and serial number of "60" printed on the right earpiece. There is a small piece of Velcro on the left earpiece to facilitate attaching them to the spacecraft control panel for safekeeping. The Beta cloth case has a hard plastic liner and a tag sewn to the top with the following information, "POUCH, SUNGLASSES/ SEB 12100034-203/ S/N 1054/ MFG. NASA MSC 3-70". Cernan has hand written on the back of the case, "Flown on Apollo XVII to Lunar Surface Gene Cernan".

    To protect the astronaut's eyes from the extremely bright and unfiltered sunlight that could enter the windows of the Apollo spacecraft, each astronaut was provided with a pair of sunglasses. These sunglasses were worn by Cernan during the historic final mission to the moon in December 1972, both while aboard the Command Module America, and on the lunar surface in the Lunar Module Challenger. Complete with the Beta cloth covered case, these sunglasses were an important part of Cernan's personal flight equipment, as he became the last man to walk on the moon. From the personal collection of Captain Gene Cernan accompanied by written authentication by Cernan.


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