Lot #5227
Apollo 14 Orbit Flown Lunar Pin

Rare ALSEP pin from the Apollo 14 CMP—flown in lunar orbit for 33 hours
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Estimate: $2000+

Description

Rare ALSEP pin from the Apollo 14 CMP—flown in lunar orbit for 33 hours

One of three flown ALSEP pins carried into lunar orbit aboard the Command Module Kitty Hawk during the Apollo 14 mission. The pin measures .75″ x .75″ and depicts an astronaut with an orange visor carrying the Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package (ALSEP); encased in a 2.75″ Lucite block with gold text above and below pin, "Apollo XIV, ALSEP," and an additional NASA/Bendix caption to underside, which reads: "This emblem of the Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package being carried to its deployment site on Frau Mauro was taken to the surface of the moon and returned to Earth on the Apollo XIV spacecraft by astronauts Shepard, Roosa, and Mitchell. February 5, 1971." The caption's assertion that the pin was taken to the lunar surface is misleading, as Roosa's pin remained in his PPK while orbiting the moon inside the Command Module Kitty Hawk. In fine condition.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Space & Aviation
  • Dates: #550 - Ended April 18, 2019