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    Apollo 12 Lunar Module Flown SNAP 27 RTG Tie Tack Originally from the Personal Collection of Pete Conrad. This pin depicts a Systems Nuclear Auxiliary Power Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator with the moon in the background, approximately 0.5" x 0.625" in overall size. It is mounted on a 4.5" x 3" x 1" wooden desk plaque with an engraved plate stating: "Carried Aboard/ Apollo 12/ to the/ Ocean of Storms/ November 1969" and with a facsimile signature of Conrad beneath. These plutonium-238 powered devices were carried to the moon on the final five lunar modules to power the Apollo Lunar Surface Experiment Packages. Even years later, data was still being transmitted back to earth, powered by the SNAP 27s. This piece was a fixture on Pete Conrad's desk for years before being offered in an early-1990s auction. Excellent condition.

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    May, 2012
    12th Saturday
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